Jazzman Kyle Korver Joins Community Effort To Plant Trees In Local Park

Apr 26, 2019, 4:16 PM
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Days after wrapping up the season with a playoff series loss to the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver was out in the community, lending a hand at planting trees at Mountain View Park.

The tree-planting effort was coordinated in partnership with KSL, Ivory Homes and SelectHealth.

KSL Newsradio’s Jeff Caplan caught up with Korver to discuss the recent Jazz season and the interest that he and his family have in creating a better Earth for future generations.

Thinking About The Future

A recent buyer of a house built by Ivory Homes, Korver was notified of the community project by the home-building company and knew he wanted to get involved.

“Me and my wife think a lot about the world we’re leaving our children, our grandchildren and hopefully, great grandchildren. My wife especially is very passionate about this,” said Korver. “In the offseason, we heal our bodies, we come here, plant trees, help heal the earth. It’s a good week.”

Since joining the Jazz for the second time in his career after a trade in November, Korver has been a major leader for the organization. He drew national and worldwide acclaim for an article he wrote for The Player’s Tribune regarding racial injustice in America.

He followed that up with a moving vote of confidence for his teammate, Donovan Mitchell, who had been struggling at time during the playoff series.

On Thursday, in his exit interview with the media, Korver revealed that he will be discussing whether or not he will return to the NBA for next season with family.

‘The City Is Better’

He also expressed his gratitude for being traded back to Utah early in the season.

“The city is better. A lot of things are better, so to come back here and be a part of that, it was a nice surprise to the year,” said Korver.

He’s certainly doing his part to make things better, as well.


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