According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Jae Crowder to the Utah Jazz and will receive Rodney Hood in return. That is one small piece of a three team deal that also involves the Sacramento Kings. Hood had been linked to the Denver Nuggets over the past couple weeks and Crowder fit a big need for Denver.

The Cavaliers have been the most active at the deadline thus far. Trading over a third of their roster (Dwyane Wade is going back to Miami in a separate deal according to Wojnarowski). Crowder would have been a nice piece to add to the Nuggets roster. He was on an affordable contract and filled a need as a defense first player who could guard out to the wing. However, his time in Cleveland was marred by play that did not live up to his billing from when he was a Boston Celtic. Now, he’ll play for one of the Nuggets division rivals.

Denver had been linked to Hood as reported by Michael Scotto of The Athletic. While not the defensive player that Crowder is, Hood is an excellent three point marksman and would have provided depth for Denver on the wings. As of 11:15AM MST, Denver has made no transactions on deadline day. Stay tuned.