THE CAVALIERS ACQUIRE CARIS LEVERT FROM THE PACERS

Omni (WSN)

Feb 7, 2022

Caris LeVert exited the bus with his Indiana teammates and walked into Rocket Mortgage Field House a visitor. He can make himself at home. On Sunday, the Cavaliers went from surprising contenders to serious ones.

Pulling off a major move ahead of this week’s NBA trade deadline, Cleveland added another talented player to its young core by agreeing in principle to acquire LeVert, a talented swingman who can score from the Pacers. “He can help put the ball in the hole,” Cavs guard Rajon Rondo said. “He can erupt for 40 or 50 a night.” The Cavs are sending Ricky Rubio and his expiring $17.8 million contract, a lottery protected first-round draft pick in 2022 and two second-round picks to the Pacers for LeVert, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press. Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2022, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the teams have not yet participated in the required conference call with the league for approval.