The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign forward Jon Leuer, who spent part of last season in the German League playing for the Fraport Skyliners. In ten games overseas, a decision he made due to the ongoing NBA lockout, Leuer averaged 14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds while shooting at a 49.8 percent clip. He then put to use an opt-out clause in his contract after the lockout ended, playing 46 games for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The former Wisconsin Badger averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds with the Bucks. He also shot at a 50.8 percent clip, shooting the ball on average 4.2 times per game. Leuer was then acquired in a draft-day trade by the Houston Rockets and then almost immediately was waived by the Rockets, as they saw no use in keeping the unproven forward around.
Leuer could play a big role off the Cavaliers bench, which is pretty depleted right now. Signing Leuer is a smart and affordable move, as the Cavaliers are building a young team and have made it clear that they were not going to go after most of the big name free agents this summer.
The 6-10, 228-pound Leuer was a second round pick by the Bucks in the 2011 NBA Draft.