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Cleveland Cavaliers add Denzel Valentine on 2-year deal

Apr 22, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine (45) dribbles the ball against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 22, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine (45) dribbles the ball against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the second quarter at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign swingman Denzel Valentine to a two-year free-agent contract, according to multiple reports Friday.

Per the accounts, only the first year of the new deal will be guaranteed.

Valentine, 27, averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds last season with the Chicago Bulls in 62 games (three starts).

Originally a first-round pick (14th overall) by the Bulls in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Michigan State, Valentine never truly panned out in Chicago after peaking in his second season in 2017-18, when he posted career highs of 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

In his four NBA seasons, Valentine has recorded averages of 7.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest in 232 games (45 starts).

–Field Level Media