The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Center Chris "Birdman" Andersen and cash to the Charlotte Hornets for a protected second round pick.
Andersen, who joined the Cavs last summer, was placed on the injured reserve list for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL during practice back in December, 2016.
The move, essentially, clears a roster spot for the Cavs if they decide to add another player. Their current needs are a back-up point guard and another "big man."
Read the official press release from the Cavs below:
CLEVELAND, OH – The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded center Chris Andersen and cash considerations to Charlotte for a protected second round pick, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Andersen, who signed as a freeagent on , appeared in 12 games this season with averages of 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.