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Jazz Acquires Carrick Felix and Draft Pick
Utah trades John Lucas III, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas to Cleveland
SALT LAKE CITY (July 22, 2014) – The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has acquired guard/forward Carrick Felix, a 2015 second round pick and cash considerations from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard John Lucas III and forwards Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas.
Felix (6-6, 201, Arizona State) just finished his first season in the NBA, averaging 2.7 points in seven games with Cleveland. He also appeared in nine games with the Canton Charge in the NBA Development League, registering 11.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 28.8 minutes of play.
Selected in the second round (33rd overall selection) of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers, Felix played three seasons at Arizona State, averaging 14.6 points on .500 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks in 35.4 minutes per game as a senior. He was named to the 2013 All-Pac 12 Second Team and the All-Defensive Team following his final season with the Sun Devils. Felix appeared in 31 games at the College of Southern Idaho as a freshman before transferring to Arizona State.
Lucas (5-11, 166, Oklahoma State) averaged 3.8 points and 1.0 assists in 14.1 minutes in 42 games last season with Utah. Murphy (6-10, 230, Florida) was claimed off waivers from Chicago on April 5, 2014 but did not appear in a game with the Jazz. Thomas (6-9, 225, San Diego State) averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 7.9 minutes in eight games with Utah and San Antonio.