Cavs acquire Tucker, second-rounder in trade with Jazz

Shooting guard Rayjon Tucker drives to the basket as a member of the Wisconsin Herd in a G-League game.

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman has acquired shooting guard Rayjon Tucker and a second-round pick from the Utah Jazz for cash considerations.

The Cavs have now landed three second-rounders already this offseason.

Tucker, 23, is 6-foot-3 and went undrafted out of Little Rock in 2019. He appeared in 20 games with the Jazz last season, averaging 3.1 points and 1.0 rebounds.

Most of Tucker’s time as a rookie came with the Wisconsin Herd of the G League. He was named G League Player Player of the Month for December.

Tucker is mostly known for his remarkable athleticism.

“He jumps higher than me, that’s for sure,” Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said last season.

Mitchell has some evidence to back up that claim, as Tucker finished higher of the two in a high school slam dunk competition back in 2015.

Tucker averaged 23.8 points in 16 games with the Herd before signing with the Jazz.

He has a late-November guarantee date on his contract. While the Cavs aren’t expected to guarantee they deal, they could still sign Tucker to a new one.

Training camp is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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Sam Amico
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