The Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have agreed to a trade that will be completed Thursday.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Cavaliers will trade point guard Jarrett Jack and shooting guard Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics will acquire Brooklyn’s Marcus Thorton, Cleveland’s Tyler Zeller and a future first-round pick from the Cavaliers.
Boston gets: Marcus Thornton-Tyler Zeller, Cavs 2016 protected pick. Top 10 in ’16, ’17 or ’18. Unprotected in ’19.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 9, 2014
Cleveland will have to acquire at least one future second-rounder from either Brooklyn or Boston to complete the transaction.
The Cavaliers deal will create about $21.7 million more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James.
Sources: Cavs pursuing Ray Allen — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 9, 2014
Hearing Cavs have strong interest in Rockets RFA Chandler Parsons if LeBron elects to stay to Miami. Parsons said to be next-in-line target
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014