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Cavs acquire Steve Kerr

RICHFIELD, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday acquired guard Steve Kerr from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a second-round draft choice in 1993.

Kerr, a 6-foot-3 guard from Arizona, saw limited action in his rookie year with the Suns last season, averaging 2.1 points per game in 26 games.

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Kerr connected on 8 of 17 three-point shots.

'I followed Steve Kerr throughout his college career and I watched him play against international competition (when he was a member of the U.S. national team in the 1987 World Championships),' Cavaliers General Manager Wayne Embry said. 'He has a good knowledge of the game and I especially like his shooting ability.

'At the end of last season, we knew that we wanted to add outside shooting to our team and Steve has an excellent chance in helping out in that area.'

Cleveland officials had been talking with the Suns for most of the summer, and in fact had announced to the news media last week the trade had been made. But the media outlets were called 10 minutes later to kill the announcement.

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