Former Arizona State star Carrick Felix was a second-round draft pick by the Cavaliers in 2013.
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CLEVELAND -- A person familiar with the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers have sent guard Carrick Felix to Utah for three players with non-guaranteed contracts, a deal to give them more assets to go after Kevin Love.
The Cavs sent Felix, a second-round pick out of Arizona State in 2013, and $1 million to the Jazz for guard John Lucas and forwards Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams are not commenting on the deals.
The moves will allow the Cavs to clear $3.3 million in salary cap space.
Cleveland has been in talks with Minnesota about a blockbuster trade for Love, hoping to team the All-Star forward with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.