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Reports: Cavaliers acquire Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington from Grizzlies

Posted By Jerry Spar On January 22, 2013 @ 11:56 am In Uncategorized | No Comments

The Cavaliers [1], who host the Celtics [2] on Tuesday night, agreed to a multiplayer trade with the Grizzlies [3] that should provide an immediate boost, according to multiple reports [4].

Memphis, in an attempt to shed more than $6 million of payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold. reportedly will send forward Marreese Speights, shooting guard Wayne Ellington, point guard Josh Selby and a future first-round draft pick to Cleveland for seldom-used forward Jon Leuer.

Speights, averaging 6.5 points and 4.7 rebounds, and Ellington, averaging 5.5 points, are key players off the bench for the Grizzlies [5]. They make $4.2 million and $2.08 million, respectively. Selby, who has played in just 10 games, makes $762,195.

Leuer has appeared in nine games for the Cavs, averaging 2.4 points. He also makes $762,195.

The Grizzlies are 26-14 and in fourth place in the Western Conference (second to the Spurs in the Southwest Division). They are hoping to clear enough money to keep forwards Rudy Gay [6] and Zach Randolph [7].

The Cavaliers, who this week learned that big man Anderson Varejao is done for the season with a blood clot in his lower right lung, are 10-32 and a half-game ahead of the Eastern Conference’s last-place team, the Wizards.

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[1] Cavaliers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/cleveland-cavaliers.htm

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] Grizzlies: http://media.weei.com/basketball/grizzlies.htm

[4] according to multiple reports: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--memphis-grizzlies-make-trade--but-it-s-not-rudy-gay-145502868.html

[5] Grizzlies: http://media.weei.com/basketball/memphis-grizzlies.htm

[6] Rudy Gay: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rudy-gay.htm

[7] Zach Randolph: http://media.weei.com/basketball/zach-randolph.htm

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