Stauskas was briefly with the Cavs, who acquired him from the Portland Trail Blazers in the deal for forward Rodney Hood. He never appeared in a game before Cleveland sent him two days later to the Houston Rockets, who promptly traded Stauskas at the deadline to Indiana. The Indiana Pacers then waived him, allowing the rebuilding Cavs to scoop him up.
Stauskas, 25, averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 44 games as a reserve for the Trail Blazers. He has also played for Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Sacramento, which selected him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2014.