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Report: Cavaliers trading Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Hawks for cash

Jun 10, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson (24) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the first quarter in game four of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks are reportedly finalizing on a deal that will send veteran forward Richard Jefferson and second-year guard Kay Felder to Atlanta.

Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the deal first.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided the following context and information.

Jefferson, who won a championship with Cleveland following the 2015-16 season, averaged 5.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and one assist per contest last year. The veteran of nearly two decades can clearly still contribute with meaningful minutes off the bench, but perhaps his role was set to be diminished by the recent acquisition of Dwyane Wade, who relegated J.R. Smith to the bench.

Felder was a second-round pick by the Hawks, who traded him to Cleveland later that night. He contributed in a small way to last year’s NBA Finals team, averaging four points, one rebound and 1.4 assists per game during the regular season. He’s played some big minutes in two of the team’s preseason games this fall, scoring 12 points and dishing 11 assists last week against Washington.