The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward Rayjon Tucker and a 2027 second-round pick from the Jazz in exchange for cash, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Cavs already have confirmed the move as well:
OFFICIAL: #Cavs acquire F Rayjon Tucker and a future second round pick.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 27, 2020
DETAILS: https://t.co/ufqG1VK9PS pic.twitter.com/Tbjk1s73i4
Tucker, 23, is a 6’3”, 209-pound guard. He went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft before playing in the G League with the Wisconsin Herd. There, he averaged 23.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. In December, he signed a rest-of-the-season deal with the Jazz and was with them in the bubble. He appeared in 20 games for Utah.
Tucker’s deal only has $340,000 guaranteed for next year. As detailed by ESPN’s Bobby Marks, this is basically the Cavs helping Utah clear a roster spot and spending $340,000 second-round pick. It’s seven years away from being conveyed, so it’s value based on the Jazz falling off in some way by then. It’s a lot like how the Cavs nabbed a 2026 second-round pick from the Lakers.
Rayjon Tucker has $340K guaranteed (out of $1.5M) with the balance fully protected if he is not waived by Nov. 29.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 27, 2020
The Jazz open up a roster spot (now with 14) and save toward the tax.
Good value with Cleveland on the 2027 second.
Equal to paying $340K for a second.
Cleveland also will have to send a minimum of $110,000 to Utah as part of the deal.