CLEVELAND – One of the most popular players on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ time on the team could be coming to an end. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have finalized a deal to send veteran forward Richard Jefferson — along with guard Kay Felder and two second-round picks — to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the draft rights to an unnamed European prospect.
Per Wojnarowski, the Hawks will release both Jefferson and Felder, although neither will be eligible to re-sign with Cleveland. According to multiple reports, the 37-year-old plans on continuing his 18-year playing career.
For the Cavs, the trade trims to their roster to the necessary 15-player limit before their season opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
After signing with the Cavs in 2015, Jefferson played a key as a reserve in Cleveland’s championship run through the 2016 NBA Finals. In two seasons in Cleveland, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 5.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
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