The Cavaliers have claimed center Jon Leuer off waivers from the Houston Rockets, Cavs general manager Chris Grant announced Friday.
Leuer, 23, averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 26 games with the Milwaukee Bucks last season, his rookie year. He is 6-f00t-10 and selected 40th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. The Rockets waived Leuer July 18.
“Jon is a young, athletic, hard-working post player,” Grant said in a statement. “He will add depth and also bring a perimeter shooting element to our big positions. We’re happy to add Jon to our team and looking forward to his continued growth and development as a Cavalier.”
The Cavs recently completed play in the Las Vegas Summer League, and are scheduled to begin training camp in late September.