Cavaliers trade Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen to Charlotte

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Chris Anderson #00 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Chris “Birdman” Andersen to the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced on Monday.

In exchange, Cleveland received a protected second-round draft pick.

Andersen suffered a non-contact injury during a game on Dec. 16. He underwent season-ending surgery for an ACL tear.

The Cavs signed Andersen as a free agent on July 12. He appeared in 12 games, averaging 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.

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