It was a whirlwind of a week at the trade deadline for former Blazers guard Nik Stauskas.
On Wednesday night, Stauskas was traded to Cleveland with Wade Baldwin and a pair of second-round picks for Rodney Hood.
Stauskas, who averaged 6.1 points per game on the season, was beginning to rack up DNP’s with regularity in Portland.
After one game with the Cavs, in which he was inactive, he would be traded to the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade that would bring Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a first-round pick to the Cavs.
Stauskas would not play a single game as Houston traded him in about an hour to the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers, who are looking for depth Victor Oladipo sidelined with injury, would go onto somewhat shockingly release Stauskas, making him a free agent.
This left Stauskas, in his fifth season, looking for more of a permanent home in the NBA.
The Cavs have now signed Stauskas to a contract throughout the rest of the season. Cleveland is the third-worst team in the league, leaving them in the hunt for ping pong balls and Zion Williamson.
Perhaps Stauskas has found a home with one of the worst teams in basketball; a team that needs someone to cling onto.
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