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The Cleveland Cavaliers are acquiring guard Caris LeVert in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski
In return, the Pacers are receiving a package that includes Ricky Rubio‘s expiring contract and a lottery-protected 2022 first-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick via Houston and a 2027 second-round pick via Utah, sources tell ESPN. In addition to LeVert, the Cavs are also getting a 2022 second-round pick via Miami, sources said.
After a strong start, Rubio suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in December and will miss the rest of the season.
LeVert is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game in his second season in Indiana since being traded to the Pacers as part of the three-team deal that sent James Harden to Brooklyn Nets.
LeVert is thrilled with the chance to return to his Ohio home and join an emerging contender in Cleveland. He gives the Cavs a significant wing player who’ll be eligible for an extension this summer. Pacers get Cavs first-round pick and a second-round pick via Houston that’ll be in low 30s.
Source: ESPN NBA