Cavs make three-team deal with Nets, Celtics official
A deal involving Jarrett Jack and Tyler Zeller reported by FOX Sports Ohio and multiple outlets Wednesday is now complete.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired the Boston Celtics' 2015 second-round pick, as well as the rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic in a three-team trade that sends Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets and Tyler Zeller and the Cavs' 2016 top 10 protected first round pick to Boston.
Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced the move Thursday.
Marcus Thornton heads from Brooklyn to Boston as well in the trade.
Moving Jack clears up salary cap space for the Cavs, who are reportedly one of the top contenders for free agent LeBron James.
The 2015 second-round pick that Cleveland received from Boston is top 55 protected. If the Celtics do not send their 2015 second round pick to Cleveland, their obligation to give that asset to Cleveland is nullified.
Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick to Boston is top 10 protected in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and, if not included by 2019, will be unprotected.
Karaman, 24, was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 57th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft and most recently played in Turkey.
Bavcic, 30, who was originally selected by the Toronto Raptors as the 56th overall pick of the second round in the 2006 NBA Draft, currently plays for KAOD in Greece.