Cavaliers sign shooting guard Stauskas for rest of season

Former Trail Blazers guard Nik Stauskas was traded three times last week.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed shooting guard Nik Stauskas for the rest of the season, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.

Stauskas was acquired by the Cavs in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers centered on Rodney Hood last week. Stauskas was then traded to the Houston Rockets, who traded him to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers waived him and he entered free agency.

Stauskas, 25, has averaged 6.1 points, 1.6 boards and 1.4 assists in 15.3 minutes in 44 games, all off the bench, for the Blazers this season, with a shooting line of 41.9/34.4/88.9. His 42 percent from the field is a career best.

The 6-6, 205-pound guard was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft by the Sacramento Kings out of Michigan. He was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in July 2015, with the Sixers dealing him to the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 7, 2017. He signed as a free agent with the Trail Blazers on July 5 last summer.

3 Comments on "Cavaliers sign shooting guard Stauskas for rest of season"

  1. I believe Nick will be the 30th player in uniform for the team this season. Considering that’s not just because of injuries shows the instability and lack of talent in procuring player talent by this front office. It’s been fantasy basketball by Gilbert ever since he hired Altman. All these trades and player movements are a sign of instability as an organization. This has been going on since LBJ came back the second time. The organization continually flips players trying to correct the bad off-season moves they’ve made through trades, waiver wires and contract buyouts. They sold out their draft picks with bad moves mostly. 3 first round picks for Timo and Korver! Timo played dividends for about 50 games and Korver helped win some regular season games but was a BIG BUST in the two finals in played in….including missing the critical shot in game 3 that could have clinched that game and potentially changed the outcome of the series.

  2. Those moves were made by David Griffin (but LeBron was really the GM) and it is very easy to criticize after the fact but we won a freaking title in 2016 so I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

    The more important question is why are we collecting all of these #8 picks? Between Sexton, Chriss, Knight, and Stauskas I count 4.

  3. Happy for him to find a home after his week’s experience. Certainly worth persevering with for the remainder of the season.

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