The Cavaliers have acquired big men Luke Harangody and Semih Erden from the Boston Celtics for Minnesota's second-round pick in 2013, a pick the Cavs previously acquired in the Delonte West trade last summer.
The Cavs have been chasing Erden for a couple of weeks, and were dangling Anthony Parker for him, according to a league source. Instead, the Cavs kept Parker and gave the Celtics what could be a high pick in the second round.
Erden, 24, is a 7-foot rookie from Turkey who was selected by the Celtics at the bottom of the second round in 2008. He is averaging 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 37 games.
Harangody, 22, is a 6-8 rookie out of Notre Dame. He is averaging 2.3 points and two rebounds in 28 games. The Celtics selected him 22nd in the second round last year.
While the Cavs had been working on the deal for weeks, it didn't really come together until the final 30 minutes prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. The Celtics' trade earlier in the day of Nate Robinson and Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic facilitated this deal with the Cavs, one league source said.
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