Cavs acquire forward Sam Dekker from Clippers

Trade completed Tuesday

Daryl Ruiter
August 07, 2018 - 2:19 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired forward Sam Dekker from the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, a deal that had been in the works for a few days.

Cleveland also receives the draft rights to Renaldas Seibutis and cash for the draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko.

Dekker averaged 4.2 points, while shooting .494 from the field, and 2.4 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game over 73 games – one start for the Clippers last season.

Over his three NBA seasons, he owns career averages of 5.3 points on .481 shooting and 3.0 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game during 153 career games with the Clippers and Houston Rockets. Dekker also appeared in four postseason games with Houston in the 2017 Playoffs, averaging 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.

The 6-9 forward, who hails from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin, was originally selected by the Rockets with the 18th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.