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NBA: Cavs trade Jack to try and clear cap space, says report

Published on Jul 10, 2014 8:00 PM

CLEVELAND (AFP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics have swung a trade that would see the Cavs create salary cap space by unloading guard Jarrett Jack, the US media reported on Wednesday.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the move would free more than US$21 million (S$26 million) in cap space for the Cavaliers, who are reportedly interested in getting LeBron James, the biggest prize in free agency, to return to Cleveland.

The maximum deal the Cavaliers could give James next season is about US$20.7 million. James spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland before bolting for Miami, where he has won two titles in four years.

Nothing is official until the NBA lifts its moratorium on Thursday on signings and trades. But Jack tweeted about the trade "I got news" on Sunday. He also listed himself as a Brooklyn Nets point guard on his Twitter profile.

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