Stauskas was temporarily together with the Cavs, who obtained him from the Portland Trail Blazers in the deal to get forward Rodney Hood. He never appeared at a game before Cleveland sent him two weeks after into this Houston Rockets, who promptly traded Stauskas at the deadline into Indiana. Even the Indiana Pacers subsequently summoned the 25-year-old, allowing the rebuilding Cavs to scoop up him.
Stauskas averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 44 games as a book for the trailblazers. He also has played for Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Sacramento, which selected him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2014.