Basically, the Cavaliers were looking to dump salary to reduce their luxury-tax bill and the Hawks accommodated them for the price of a second-round pick in the 2019 and 2020 drafts plus cash.
Jefferson will become a free agent and it will be very interesting where is the next destination for him.
"These situations and decisions are some of the toughest to be in and have to make".
Jefferson, 37, in his 17th National Basketball Association season, played for the Cavs for two years and played a key supporting role in the 2016 championship.
The Cleveland Cavaliers must cut down their final roster to 15 players by the start of the regular season, and it seems like the team is already prepared to part with two of its players from last season.
Jefferson is 37, and actually played in 79 games last year for the Cavs, a year after he considered retiring following Cleveland's improbably National Basketball Association championship. Jefferson was set to earn $2.5 million this season and Felder $1.3 million. He appeared in 79 games and started 13.
The Cavaliers will receive the rights of two European players and receive a 2.6 and 1.4 million dollars trade exception. "Agravanis (6-10, 235) has played for Olympiacos in the Greek Basketball League since 2013 and was the 59 overall pick by the Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft". Felder, like any 22-year-old, has promise as the 5-foot-9 point guard could develop into a nice bench point guard for someone else around the league. He started in Game 3 of the 2016 National Basketball Association finals in place of the injured Kevin love and provide nine points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes of play that helped the Cavs get their first win of the series.
Gladys is 6-5 and spent the past two seasons playing for the French club AS Monaco Basket. Felder, who was a rookie, averaged 4.0 and 1.4 assists in 42 games in 2016-17.