Cavaliers Acquire Ronald Murray and Get Lee Nailon Back

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Ronald “Flip” Murray from the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for guard Mike Wilks and cash considerations, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.

In 48 games (two starts) this season, Murray is averaging 9.9 points and 2.5 assists in 22.6 minutes per game. Murray (6-3, 197 pounds) has scored in double figures in 25 games this season and has scored over 15 points nine times. He scored a season-high 29 points on Dec. 26 versus Boston.

“Flip is a high energy player and a proven scorer on offense,” Ferry said. “We expect him to be a creative contributor.”
In 193 career games, Murray is averaging 9.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.0 minutes per game. He was the 42nd overall pick (13th pick of the second round) in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Cavaliers have sent their second-round draft pick in this year’s NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the 76ers second-round draft pick this season. Forward Lee Nailon was also included in the deal. The Cavaliers have also waived guard/forward Stephen Graham who was signed to a second 10-day contract on Feb. 20.