Former Penn State star player Lamar Stevens has been traded to the San Antonio Spurs in a three-team sign-and-trade deal for Max Strus. Strus, who was with the Miami Heat last year, heads to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the deal.
Free agent Max Strus has agreed on a four-year, $63M sign-and-trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. In three-team deal, Heat get a second-round pick and Spurs acquire Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens and a second-rounder. pic.twitter.com/xKAmqlx3aF
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2023
Stevens has spent three seasons in Cleveland after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He’s appeared in 165 games with 38 starts across those three years, with career averages of 5.3 points and 2.8 rebounds.
Last season, he averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds a game while appearing in 62 games and making a career-high 25 starts.
Stevens played at Penn State from 2016-20 and was a starter from his first season onward. He appeared and started in 135 games during his four years and averaged 16.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
His best season came his junior year during the 2018-19 season when he had career-high per game averages in points (19.9) and rebounds (7.7).