After bouncing around the league for the last week, Nik Stauskas has found a home with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Stauskas originally came to the Cavs as part of the Rodney Hood trade, but was later flipped to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal with the Sacramento Kings. After that point, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers and subsequently waived.
On Monday morning, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reported that Stauskas has agreed to sign with the Cavs for the remainder of the regular season:
If Stauskas were just waived by the Rockets, he would not have been allowed to sign back with the Cavs. But as a result of him being traded again to the Pacers, Cleveland was allowed to offer him a contract.
The Cavs have already announced Stauskas’ signing. He will wear No. 1.
Stauskas is a limited player, but should fit well with the Cavaliers. He doesn’t need the ball in his hands and is a willing and able shooter. While his defense is abysmal, he will at least provide some spacing to a team that is in desperate need of shooting.