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Cavaliers acquire Caris LeVert from Pacers for Ricky Rubio, four draft picks

Written by Doug Rush

Cavaliers acquire Caris LeVert from Pacers for Ricky Rubio, four draft picks

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a pleasant surprise in 2022 and they intend on making a playoff push.

They already acquired Rajon Rondo earlier this season. With days until the trade deadline, the Cavaliers are making another move to acquire Caris LeVert from the Indians Pacers.

The 27-year old LeVert is averaging 18.7 points per game for the disappointing Pacers, who are exploring trading off assets.

With the trade, the Pacers get two first round picks and two second round picks, plus Ricky Rubio’a expiring contract.

Rubio tore his ACL at the end of December, so Cleveland was looking to shed his contract. He’ll likely be waived by the Pacers since he’s unable to play.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.