The Cavaliers continue to fill out their roster for training camp, according to international basketball journalist David Pick, who reports (via Twitter) that Eric Moreland has agreed to a camp deal with the team. Pick first indicated two weeks ago that the Cavs were eyeing Moreland as a potential target.
Moreland, 24, spent most of the last two seasons with the Kings, but didn’t get a qualifying offer from Sacramento this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. In his first two NBA seasons, the former Oregon State forward appeared in just 11 games with the Kings and only 12 contests with the D-League’s Reno Bighorns.
Moreland has shown promise and racked up double-doubles in the D-League, averaging 12.0 PPG and 13.3 RPG in Reno. However, each of his last two seasons was shortened by injuries. Moreland suffered a labral tear in 2014/15, then fractured a bone in his foot in 2015/16.
The Cavaliers only have 12 guaranteed contracts on their books for 2016/17, so there should be a couple roster spots available even if – and when – J.R. Smith re-signs with the team. Cleveland has invited several players with NBA experience to training camp to vie for those openings, including DeAndre Liggins, Markel Brown, and Cory Jefferson.