Keith Bogans wasn't a Cavalier very long. Two days after the Boston Celtics traded the former Kentucky star to Cleveland, the Cavs shipped him to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.
The Sixers also got a second-round pick in 2018 in the deal. The Cavaliers will get a protected second-round pick in 2015, and the deal created a $5.3 million trade exception in the process.
Bogans, an 11-year NBA veteran, has a $5.3 million salary for this season and $5.5 million for next. Both seasons are fully guaranteed, which has made his contract desirable to acquire for many teams around the league.
Sources told ESPN that the Cavs moved Bogans quickly to avoid exceeding the $78 million luxury-tax threshold for the upcoming season.
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The 6-foot-5 Bogans has averaged 6.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 21.6 minutes in 671 games in 10 seasons with Orlando, Charlotte, Houston, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Chicago, Brooklyn and Boston. He played six games for Boston last season, averaging 2.0 points.