Ex-Jazz forward Tyler Cavanaugh to leave NBA, head to EuroLeague
Former Hawks and Jazz forward Tyler Cavanaugh has an agreement in place with EuroLeague team Alba Berlin, a source told @Sportando
Cavanaugh has played 50 games in the NBA averaging 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds
— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) July 14, 2019
Cavanaugh played in the NBA Summer League with the New York Knicks and averaged 10.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 15 minutes per contest during a five-game span. He scored 19 points in only 20 minutes of play during New York’s final game against the Washington Wizards.
The 25-year-old went undrafted out of George Washington University and spent some time in the G League before landing a 10-day contract with the Hawks during the 2017-18 season. Cavanaugh would go on to play 39 games in Atlanta, averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds on just over 13 minutes per night.
Despite having some promise as a stretch four capable of banging in the post, Cavanaugh’s decision to play overseas likely ensures that he will not have to battle for a roster spot while still making a good salary. A number of players have bounced around the international scene before landing back in the NBA — including Andrew Bogut — so a return to the league is not entirely out of the question.
Tyler Cavanaugh will join former NCAA standouts Peyton Siva and Derrick Walton Jr. on the Alba Berlin roster.