Cavaliers get F-C Jones from Celtics for G-F Jackson

Oct 13, 2006 - 3:56 PM CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers got a bit bigger on Friday, acquiring 6-11 forward-center Dwayne Jones from the Boston Celtics for oft-injured guard-forward Luke Jackson and cash.

Jones, 23, averaged 1.0 point and 2.2 rebounds in just 6.2 minutes in 14 games with Boston last season. He also played in 26 contests for the Florida Flame and led the D-League with 11.7 rebounds per game and ranked second in blocks (2.04).

The Celtics had acquired Jones from the Minnesota Timberwolves last season in the blockbuster deal featuring Wally Szczerbiak and Ricky Davis.

"We think Dwayne will be a good fit with us," Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said. "He has the potential to be a quality rebounder, defender and shot blocker in the NBA. We look forward to having him with us and helping him further develop as an NBA player.

"Luke has worked his tail off to return from injuries and we wish him the best as he takes the next step of his career. As we looked at our current roster situation, we felt that this trade would better balance our roster and hopefully also put Luke in a better situation to succeed."

The 6-7 Jackson, who turns 25 next month, averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebound in 46 games over two seasons with the Cavaliers. The 10th overall pick in the 2004 draft, he missed 32 games last season with a broken left wrist.






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