Mo Speights Traded to Cavs

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Tue, Jan 22 - 11:43 pm EDT | 1 year ago by
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The Cleveland Cavaliers made a trade on Tuesday that should help them in the short-term and the long-term. In a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cavs received Mo Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a protected first round pick in exchange for Jon Leuer.

The Grizzlies did the deal to save money. In fact, this move saves Memphis more than $6 million. Leuer is also a decent prospect who should fit in with the team.

As for the Cavs, Speights is a bigman who should provide immediate help in the middle. Ellington is a shooting guard who can knock down three-pointers. Selby has played great in summer league but that hasn’t yet translated to the NBA. The first round pick is a down-the-road asset that will help Cleveland in their rebuilding.

Mo Speights traded to the Cavs (Image: TSN.ca)

Mo Speights traded to the Cavs (Image: TSN.ca)

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