Cavs trade Jackson

Luke Jackson was traded Friday to the Boston Celtics for forward Dwayne Jones. Jones, 6’11” and 251 pounds, is young and didn’t play much for the Celtics last season, but found success in the D-League. He led the league in rebounds, offensive rebounds, and was second in shots blocked per game. If nothing else, Jones will bring more size and defense to the team.

Injuries have plagued Luke and he just never got the chance to consistently get playing time on the court. With the additions of Shannon Brown and David Wesley, the future of Jackson with the Cavs was very uncertain at best because of the depth we have in the backcourt. I was a fan of Luuuuuke, but he just got caught up in the numbers game and his window of opportunity here in Cleveland was closing since the end of last season.

“We think Dwayne will be a good fit with us. He has the potential to be a quality rebounder, defender and shot blocker in the NBA. We look forward to having him with us and helping him further develop as an NBA player. Luke has worked his tail off to return from injuries and we wish him the best as he takes the next step of his career. As we looked at our current roster situation, we felt that this trade would better balance our roster and hopefully also put Luke in a better situation to succeed, Ferry said.

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