NBA Trade: Cleveland Cavaliers snap Caris Levert from the Indiana Pacers
This announces Adrian Wojnarowski from espn. In return, the Cavs Ricky Rubio, a protected round of 2022 and two two-round picks to the Pacers. The First Rounder only goes to Indiana when Cleveland does not land in the Lottery.
This season, Levert was used for the Pacers in 39 games and achieved an average of 18.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists at 44.7 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from the triple line. In Cleveland, the Guard again meets his former teammates Jarrett Allen. Both were part of the trades of James Harden to Brooklyn, everyone went straight to Cleveland, the Pacers grabbed Levert back then.
The 27-year-old still has a contract until 2023 and cashed $ 17.5 million in this season. The Shooting Guard is intended to reinforce the out-thinneen backcourt of the CAVS after both Collin Sexton and Rubio can no longer be used in this season. LEVERT should now relieve all-star Darius Garland, the CAVs had most of the attack big problems when the Point Guard went to the bench. Nevertheless, Cleveland is one of the great surprises of the season with a balance of 32-21 (four in the east).
Rubio tore the cruciate ligament at the end of December and has now been shrinked at just under 16 months for the third time. The contract of the Spaniard runs out at the end of the season, in this season, the 31-year-old received $ 17.8 million.
In the planning of the Pacers the playmaker will probably not play a role. Indiana controls a small rebuild, as this trade can be guessed. With a balance of 19-35, the team of Head Coach Rick Carlisle is only on 13th place in the East and could trade more players in the coming days. There are numerous rumors around the two Bigs Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis.
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The trade in the overview
|Cavs received||Pacers get|
|Caris Levert||Ricky Rubio,|
- | First Rounder 2022 (Top-14-protected)
- | Second Rounder 2022 (Hou)
- | Second Rounder 2027 (UTA)