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Cavaliers Sign Ed Davis, Justin James

Oct 13, 2021 4:19 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Ed Davis.

Davis (6-9, 225) appeared in 23 games (seven starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2020-21 season, averaging 2.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes. Over 11 NBA seasons with Toronto, Memphis, L.A. Lakers, Portland, Brooklyn, Utah and Minnesota, Davis has played in 691 games (103 starts) and holds career averages of 6.2 points on .566 shooting from the field and 6.6 rebounds in 19.6 minutes. Additionally, Davis has played in 33 postseason games, averaging 3.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 11.8 minutes. Davis was originally drafted out of North Carolina as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Raptors.

The Cavs also signed guard Justin James (6-7, 190) to their 2021 training camp roster.

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Cavaliers Waive Mfiondu Kabengele, Brodric Thomas

Oct 12, 2021 1:30 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived center Mfiondu Kabengele and guard Brodric Thomas.

Kabengele (6-9, 250) appeared in 16 games during the 2020-21 season for the Cavaliers after signing his first 10-day contract with the team on April 10, 2021, his second 10-day on April 21, 2021 and a multi-year contract on May 1, 2021. Kabengele also appeared in 23 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season.

Thomas (6-5, 185), who signed a Two-Way contract with the Cavs on September 15, 2021, signed his first Two-Way contract with Cleveland on February 24, 2021 and played in 32 regular season games (one start) for Cleveland and Houston last season. Thomas also played in six games with the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team.

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Wolves, Pacers, Pistons, Raptors, Spurs Continue To Express Interest In Ben Simmons

Oct 2, 2021 4:33 PM

Several teams are still talking trades with the Philadelphia 76ers for disgruntled All-Star Ben Simmons. League sources indicate that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors are still inquiring about trading for Simmons.

Cleveland, Minnesota and San Antonio have been linked to Simmons since he went on the block a couple of months ago. Toronto was also rumored to be involved, but had no interest in moving All-Star forward Pascal Siakam as part of a package for Simmons. It's unknown what level of interest Detroit or Indiana have.

It was recently reported that Philadelphia has not issued Simmons a payment of $8.25 million that was due on October 1. The Sixers have reportedly placed that amount in escrow and will deduct any fines Simmons incurs from that account.

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Cavaliers Add Kyle Guy To Camp Roster

Sep 27, 2021 8:54 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed free agent guard Kyle Guy. Guy is expected to be on a non-guaranteed training camp deal.

Guy spent the first two seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings on a Two-Way contract. In 34 NBA appearances, the 6'1'' combo guard has averaged 2.7 points in 7.2 minutes per game.

In one G League season with the Stockton Kings, Guy averaged 21.5 points, 4.6 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.

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Cavaliers Hire Dan Geriot As Head Coach Of Cleveland Charge

Sep 21, 2021 11:37 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Dan Geriot as head coach of the Cleveland Charge.

Geriot, 33, started as a video coordinator and player development coach for the Cavs in 2015.

Geriot replaces Nate Reinking, who has been elevated to the Cavaliers' coaching staff.

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Cavaliers Waive Tre Scott

Sep 15, 2021 10:07 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Tre Scott.

Scott was on a fully non-guaranteed camp deal with the Cavaliers. 

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Brodric Thomas, Cavaliers Sign Two-Way Deal

Sep 15, 2021 8:57 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard Brodric Thomas to a Two-Way contract.

Thomas (6-5, 185), who signed his first Two-Way contract with the Cavaliers on February 24, 2021, played in 32 regular season games (one start) for Cleveland and Houston last season. 

The undrafted guard from Truman State also played in the NBA G League in 2020-21, where he was named to the All-NBA G League Second Team and to the NBA G League All-Rookie Team. 

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Damyean Dotson Waived By Cavaliers

Sep 13, 2021 11:11 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Damyean Dotson.

Dotson signed a two-year, $4 million deal before the 20-21 season with Year 2 as a non-guarantee. 

Dotson averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 19.7 minutes over 46 games last season with the Cavaliers. 

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Cavaliers To Sign Denzel Valentine To Two-Year Contract

Sep 10, 2021 9:07 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are signing wing Denzel Valentine to a two-year contract. The deal will be partially guaranteed for Valentine.

Cleveland has been looking to add wing depth all season and has landed some help with Valentine. The 6'6'' wing played the first five years of his career with the Chicago Bulls. Valentine played last season after signing his qualifying offer from Chicago.

Valentine showed promise as a second-year player when he averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He then missed the entire 2018-19 season after reconstructive surgery on his ankle. After returning in 2019-20, Valentine saw his role reduced.

With the Cavs, Valentine should compete for minutes at both small forward and shooting guard. Cleveland's primary player at those spots is second-year player Isaac Okoro. Cedi Osman is the Cavaliers other main small forward, and he's disappointed in recent seasons.

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Cavaliers Sign Mitch Ballock, RJ Nembhard To Camp Deals

Sep 10, 2021 9:43 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers added two guards to their training camp roster. Mitch Ballock and R.J. Nembhard both signed non-guaranteed deals to join the Cavs for the preseason.

Ballock went undrafted out of Creighton at the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6'5'' guard was a three-year starter for the Bluejays. As a senior, Ballock averaged 9.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Overall, Ballock shot 39.8% on three-pointers in his four years at Creighton.

Nembhard also went undrafted at the 2021 NBA Draft. The TCU product started in his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Nembhard averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. At 6'5'', Nembhard has good size for a point guard.

Both players are likely to join the Cavaliers G-League affiliate, the Charge, following the preseason.

The Cavs roster now stands at 19 players.

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Cavaliers Agree To Two-Year Deal With Kevin Pangos

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Cavaliers Sign Tre Scott

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Cavaliers Continue To Seek Trade For Ben Simmons

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Kevin Love, Cavaliers Have Yet To Discuss Buyout

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Jarrett Allen, Cavaliers Agree To Five-Year, $100M Deal

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