CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made their first move before the NBA draft tipped off.
Adding another asset to perhaps use to bolster its roster, Cleveland acquired the No. 49 selection from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for the rights to forward Sasha Vezenkov and $1.75 million.
The deal, which was finalized hours ahead Thursday’s draft, gives the Cavs four picks — No. 14 and three second-rounders, Nos. 39, 49 and 56.
An extra second-round pick gives the Cavs’ front office another asset to potentially jump up into the late part of the first round. Cleveland’s in the market for another wing player to supplement one of the league’s best young rosters.