Sam Dekker was recently acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers this past weekend. However, Dekker brings a lot of baggage with him to Cleveland.
As mentioned earlier in the article, Cleveland will be bringing in players that are looking for a fresh start. Dekker has played three years in the NBA for a grand total of 153 games.
Dekker faced the injury bug pretty early on in his career when he had back surgery before his rookie season even started. Starting off with an injury limited him to only three games during his rookie campaign.
Dekker was shipped to the Los Angeles Clippers when the Houston Rockets unloaded talent to acquire ex-Clippers star, Chris Paul.
Many have noted Dekker’s maturity level in his career, which also has impacted his contributions. Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz went further in detail via his Twitter:
Dekker is only 24 years old and has plenty of time to turn his career around. Cleveland will find playing time for the forward who has averaged a measly 15.2 minutes per game throughout his career.
Dekker has also faced backlash on social media when he mentioned how he was proud to be white. The 24-year-old instantly regretted his words and deleted the tweets.
The Clippers were ready to move on and shipped Dekker to Cleveland for a chance at a revival. Look for Dekker to focus and attempt to find his footing with the Wine and Gold next season.