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Sources: Cavs Trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Hawks

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to send forward Richard Jefferson, guard Kay Felder, two second-round draft picks and $3 million to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN.

Cleveland and Atlanta are planning a trade call to finalize the agreement with the league office Friday night or Saturday morning, league sources said.

Atlanta intends to waive Jefferson and Felder, sources said, and they would become free agents after clearing waivers. Jefferson was set to earn $2.5 million this season and Felder $1.3 million.

The Cavaliers will send the lesser of second-round picks owed to them from the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019 and a 2020 second-round pick via Portland, league sources said.

The Hawks will send back the draft rights to Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergii Gladyr, according to a source.

Cleveland will create two trade exceptions ($2.6 million and $1.4 million) with the trade. The Cavaliers will have one year to use them.

The trade gets the Cavaliers’ roster to 15 ahead of the start of the regular season. The Cavaliers will save $12.8 million in luxury tax by unloading the two contracts.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Report: Patrick Beverley to Miss Rest of Season

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After undergoing right knee surgery to repair a microfracture and a torn meniscus, LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley will miss the rest of the season, league sources told ESPN.

The microfracture recovery process is expected to take nine months, leaving Beverley with the expectation of a full recovery to return next season.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Paul Millsap (Wrist) Could Miss Up to Three Months

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Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap could miss three months due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, league sources tell ESPN.

The All-Star forward suffered the injury in the second quarter of the Nuggets’ 127-109 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Bucks’ Teletovic Out Four Weeks After Undergoing Surgery

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Injuries are thinning the Milwaukee Bucks’ frontcourt as they begin a Western Conference road trip.

The team said forward Mirza Teletovic is expected to miss four weeks following arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair cartilage in his left knee. He has missed the past six games.

Source: The Associated Press on ESPN

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