Cavs-Celtics Trade


CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers today have traded swingman Luke Jackson to the Boston Celtics for center Dwayne Jones.

The six-foot-eleven Jones is a raw prospect with shot-blocking potential. Jones averaged one point and just over two rebounds in 14 games for Boston as a rookie last season.

Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry says Jones has the potential to be a quality defender. Ferry also says the trade will better balance their roster, which is loaded with guards and swingmen.

Jackson was the tenth pick in the 2004 draft but averaged just under three points in 46 games over two seasons with Cleveland.

Jackson battled injuries, missing 32 games last season with a broken left wrist and undergoing two back surgeries.