Cleveland Cavaliers sign Miami Heat swingman Jamario Moon to an offer sheet

Brian Windhorst/Plain Dealer Reporter

According to an NBA source, the Cavaliers have pulled a bit of a surprise by tendering an offer sheet to Miami Heat restricted free agent Jamario Moon. The Heat would have seven days to match starting Monday, when they are expected to receive the first reported the story.

The Cavs have about $3.2 million left of their mid-level exception that they can use in whole or part or their full $2 million bi-annual exception to sign Moon. Offer sheets must be at least two years in length, and it is believed that at least two years of the Moon offer sheet are guaranteed.

Moon is a 6-8, 29-year-old late bloomer who broke into the NBA with the Toronto Raptors last season and was traded to the Heat last winter in the Jermaine O’Neal deal. He averaged 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds over the last two seasons. He is able to play more at small forward than shooting guard, where the Cavs looked settled after signing Anthony Parker last week, and is known as a solid defensive player.

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