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.