Jazz Trade Rayjon Tucker, 2027 Second-Round Pick To Cavs

NOV. 28: The Cavaliers have waived Tucker, per Kelsey Russo of The Athletic (Twitter link). As a result, they’ll only carry his $340K partial guarantee on their cap.

NOV. 27: The Jazz are trading wing Rayjon Tucker to the Cavaliers along with a future second-round pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link), who reports that Utah is receiving cash in return.

Bobby Marks of ESPN adds (via Twitter) that the Cavaliers will get the Jazz’s 2027 second-rounder in the swap. The Cavs have issued a press release confirming the deal, making it official.

Tucker, 23, appeared in 20 games as a rookie for Utah last season, averaging 3.1 PPG and 1.0 RPG in a very limited role (8.1 MPG). His $1.52MM salary for the 2020/21 campaign will become guaranteed if the Cavs keep him under contract through November 29, but for now it’s just partially guaranteed for $340K, per Marks.

The Jazz will open up a spot on their projected regular season roster and clear a little money from their salary cap. Meanwhile, if the Cavs don’t intend to hang onto Tucker, they’re essentially just buying a future second-round pick for $340K (his partial guarantee), plus whatever amount of money they sent to Utah in the deal.

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8 thoughts on “Jazz Trade Rayjon Tucker, 2027 Second-Round Pick To Cavs

  1. stevep-4

    Wow the Cavs are just stocking up on late 2020s draft picks. Guess they figure they are going to take a long haul approach, and that the current playoff teams will be very bad by then.

    • brownscavsr4me

      Well yeah, but we’ve also gotten these picks for next to nothing so why not take them. I don’t think they are counting on or reading into what picks they’ll be, rather they’re just like “an extra pick? Ok sure why not, thanks”

  2. Arnold Ziffel

    The one and done rule goes away after next seasons other talent pool will be deeper for 2nd rounders.,

    • Itrainsontuesday

      It’ll only be a deep draft the first year because you’ll have 18 and 19 year old’s together. After that it’ll be the same amount of players, just on average they’ll be younger.

  3. TJECK109

    2027? In perspective we would be in the midst of a second presidential election from the time this pic was traded

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