Sources: Cavs pick up LeVert in trade with Pacers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are acquiring guard Caris LeVert in a trade with the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

In return, the Pacers are receiving a package that includes Ricky Rubio‘s expiring contract and a lottery-protected 2022 first-round pick, a 2022 second-round pick via Houston and a 2027 second-round pick via Utah, sources told ESPN. In addition to LeVert, the Cavs are also getting a 2022 second-round pick via Miami, sources said.

After a strong start, Rubio suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in December and will miss the rest of the season.

LeVert is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game in his second season in Indiana since being traded to the Pacers as part of the three-team deal that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

Sources said LeVert is thrilled with the chance to return to his Ohio home and join an emerging contender in Cleveland. He gives the Cavs a significant wing player who’ll be eligible for an extension this summer.

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