The Cavaliers will sign John Holland, who was recently waived by the Celtics, tweets international basketball writer David Pick. Holland will be given a legitimate shot to earn a roster spot in Cleveland, a source tells Pick.
The 27-year-old spent most of last season with the Cavaliers’ D-League affiliate in Canton before signing with Boston in April. He didn’t play for the Celtics in the regular season, but appeared in one playoff game. His contract for the upcoming season was not guaranteed, and Boston released him on August 31st.
A 6’5″ small forward, Holland averaged 16.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in the D-League last year. The Cavs are far over the salary cap and have used almost their entire room exception, so Holland is expected to receive a minimum-salary contract, possibly with a small guarantee.