The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Denzel Valentine, the team announced on Wednesday.
The deal had been rumored for weeks, and according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, it’s a partially guaranteed two-year deal.
Last season, Valentine averaged 6.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 62 games (three starts) for the Chicago Bulls. He scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including a career-best seven straight double-digit scoring performances from February 3-15.
Valentine spent the first four seasons of his career with the Bulls. He has played in 232 regular-season games (45 starts) with career averages of 7.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 19.8 minutes. His 342 three-pointers rank 13th all-time in Bulls franchise history. His best season was in 2018, when he averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.
After a four-year career at Michigan State, Chicago originally drafted the 27-year-old guard with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
The 6-5 Valentine could help the Cavs off the bench at the guard and small forward spots.