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Ex-Jazz forward Tyler Cavanaugh to leave NBA, head to EuroLeague

Tyler Cavanaugh, Jazz, NBA

After a brief stint in the NBA, former Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks power forward Tyler Cavanaugh has elected to take his talents to the EuroLeague to play with Alba Berlin.

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.