Cavs confirm Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder trade to Atlanta

Lawrence Cooper
October 15, 2017

Sources said the draft picks going to Atlanta are 2019 and 2020 second-rounders and that the Hawks will send back European draft rights for two players in the deal.

Both players will become free agents after clearing waivers.

The Cleveland Cavaliers must cut down their final roster to 15 players by the start of the regular season, and it seems like the team is already prepared to part with two of its players from last season.

It's a logical move for the Cavaliers, who needed to shed at least one guaranteed contract prior to Tuesday's season opener against the Boston Celtics. While his impact on the court was minimal, his locker room presence will be sorely missed.

"We thank RJ and Kay and wish them the very best as they move on to the next chapter of their National Basketball Association careers". There are even unnamed European draft rights involved, the Swiss accounts of National Basketball Association trades.

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Richard Jefferson #24 of the Cleveland Cavaliers plays defense during the preseason game against the Indiana Pacers on October 6, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Atlanta was clearly just there to help the Cavs unload the two which will save Cleveland $12.8 million in luxury taxes next season. "The 16-year veteran originally signed with the Cavaliers on August 5, 2015".

Felder appeared in 42 games for Cleveland in 2016-17, averaging 4.0 points and 1.4 assists in 9.2 minutes. At 37, he is entering his 16th season in the National Basketball Association. He started in Game 3 of the 2016 National Basketball Association finals in place of the injured Kevin love and provide nine points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of play that helped the Cavs get their first win of the series.

Agravanis and Gladyr are both overseas, playing for powerhouse Olympiacos of the EuroLeauge and AS Monaco Basket of the French LNB Pro A, respectively.

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