Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/10/13
It’s official: The last current player from the Jon Leuer trade is departing Cleveland. It was announced late Tuesday evening that free agent wing Wayne Ellington will sign with the Dallas Mavericks. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski had the first report: Dallas has reached agreement on a two-year, $5-million plus deal with free agent guard Wayne Ellington, league sources tell Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2013 In somewhat of a mild surprise, the Cavaliers decided not to extend a qualifying offer to the 25-year-old North Carolina product this offseason. The team continues to have a need for players at the shooting guard/small forward positions, so it had been initially assumed that Ellington would return to Cleveland. After moving over in the mid-January trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, he averaged 10.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 25.9 minutes. Ellington started 17 of his 38 games for head coach Byron Scott. His 13.9 PER with Cleveland was far better than at any point in his four-year career, while his season totals of 1,661 minutes played and .516 efficiency field goal percentage also were career-highs. Previously this week, forward Marreese Speights decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. The January Cleveland-Memphis deal was reported as a salary dump, with the Grizzlies parting ways with the two decent bench pieces, young guard Josh Selby (later waived) and a carefully protected future first-round pick only for the seldom-used Leuer. The first player to receive a multi-year free agent deal from that trade? Leuer, who reached a three-year agreement to return to Memphis last week. The Dallas Mavericks had an offseason need on the wing with the loss of bench-wiz O.J. Mayo to the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency. They’re also battling with the Cavaliers in the tense final negotiations for center Andrew Bynum, who’s expected to meet with Mark Cuban’s squad on Wednesday, the first day deals can be made official for the 2013-14 NBA season. [Related: Andrew Bynum, a risk worth taking]
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

Richardson charged for resisting arrest after high-speed chase

Yankees finally get Dustin Ackley

Five most overrated teams in the CFB preseason coaches’ poll

Padres manager pulled players to give media ‘something to think about’


Robert Kraft signs fan’s ‘Free Brady’ poster

Jerry Jones supports Joseph Randle as Cowboys’ starting RB

Dallas Cowboys place Darren McFadden on PUP list

Mark Cuban: Brady suspension should be more severe

Darrelle Revis thinks AFC East will be NFL’s toughest division

David Price traded to Blue Jays

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

Matthews ‘felt disrespected’ Blazers didn’t try to re-sign him

Cardinals ink billion dollar TV deal from Fox Sports Midwest

Spurs Jesus catches burglar, holds him down for police

Will the San Francisco Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry auctioning off Super Bowl ring

Affairs of the Hart (Trophy)

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Terry Collins writes letter to widow of longtime Mets fan

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Will the Giants end up standing pat?

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Mets still act like a small-market team

Tom Brady: I did nothing wrong

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker