Cavs Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

APRIL 12, 3:05pm: The Cavaliers have officially signed Tavares, the team announced today in a press release. With the signing of Jones now official too, Cleveland’s roster is back up to the maximum 15 players.

APRIL 12, 8:39am: The Cavaliers have officially waived Sanders, according to a press release issued by the team. With 13 players now on their roster, the Cavs have cleared the way to sign Tavares and Jones, as noted below. Those deals figure to be made official later today.

APRIL 11, 9:06pm: The Cavaliers will waive Larry Sanders and sign Edy Tavares, according to Sham Charania of The Vertical. The scribe adds that Cleveland had no issues with Sanders during his time with the team and the two sides mutually decided to part ways since there were no plans to add him to the rotation.

Bobby Marks of The Vertical (Twitter links) notes that Cavs were able to waive Sanders because his contract was not expiring. Earlier this week, the Pistons were unable to complete the transaction of waiving Beno Udrih because every team would not have the opportunity to claim him on waivers. Sanders contract runs through the end of next season, though had it expired this season, the Cavs would not have been able to waive him.

Cleveland will have a busy day on Wednesday, signing both Tavares and Dahntay Jones. The team opted up a roster spot for Jones earlier this week when it waived DeAndre Liggins.

Tavares is a 7”3” center who played 12 games for the Hawks this season. He has been a key member of the Raptors 905, Toronto’s affiliate, during their D-League playoff run.

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9 thoughts on “Cavs Waive Larry Sanders, Sign Edy Tavares

  1. crazysull

    I guess James changed his mind while partying last night on who the Cavs were going to sing. Might as well sign him as the first ever player coach president in the NBA because that is basically what he is but he is only getting paid for one of those jobs

  2. Animan

    Since they waived Larry Sanders, isn’t it more likely that they are signing both Tavares and Jones now?

  3. sam sam

    sanders really should just stayed away and collected the money from the bucks… doesn’t he forfeit what was left to him on that contract

    • John Doughman

      Nope, the Bucks are still paying him, and now the Cavs will be too. Sanders should be in the HOF as the player who collected the most money in league history NOT to play basketball!

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