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Cavaliers Claim Former Badger & Buck Forward Jon Leuer

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed forward Jon Leuer off waivers from the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Leuer averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 46 games as a rookie last season for Milwaukee. The 6-foot-10, 228-pound Leuer started 12 games, averaging 7.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. He was traded to Houston last month and was waived by the Rockets on Wednesday.

Leuer, the 40th overall selection in the 2011 draft, played four seasons in college at Wisconsin and was selected first-team All-Big Ten as a senior after averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

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