According to pretty much everyone on Twitter and ESPN, the Cavaliers have acquired Tyler Zeller, the 17th pick in the NBA draft in exchange for the 24, 33, and 34th picks that the Cavaliers had remaining.
It seems a little bit strange to me that Dallas would want those picks. I understand they didn’t want to take on more salary. Our own TD suggests that they can draft European players who won’t need roster spots immediately.
Either way, you can add Zeller to the haul for the Cavs it appears. Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and now Tyler Zeller appear to be Chris Grant’s best bet at building a core in his first two available years to give it a shot.
(Update: The league has confirmed the reported deal. The Cavaliers end up with Zeller with the Mavericks receiving Jared Cunningham, Bernard James and Jae Crowder.)