Cavs Sign Billy Preston To Two-Way Contract

The Cavaliers have signed power forward Billy Preston to a two-way contract, Dave McMenamin of ESPN tweets.

The 6’10” Preston did not play college basketball last season. The McDonald’s All-American committed to Kansas but was the subject of an NCAA investigation into his eligibility. He wound up signing with a Bosnian team but only played three games there due to a shoulder injury.

Preston went undrafted before agreeing to join the Cavs’ summer-league team. He’ll fill one of Cleveland’s two-way slots, with John Holland currently penciled in for the other.

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12 thoughts on “Cavs Sign Billy Preston To Two-Way Contract

  1. moazetongue

    He looked good in the first summer league game tonight. This might be a diamond in the rough as he left KS to play abroad. UD free agent so the Cavs didn’t draft him or have to trade for him. Good length and athletic.

  2. He was 2 of 8 from the floor. He was suspended by Kansas this past season because they looked into him wrecking a car purchased by his mom last summer. He was the 40th ranked recruit. He’ll be in the G League for a while.

    • He still looked good for being so raw and brought in on the fly. Agains he’s athletic and has good length. Not saying he’s going to be the next Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. Pretty disappointed for Holland. He looked out of sorts for a guy that shot well outside the arc this past season.

  3. Michael Chaney

    I think I remember saying that he’s the next Josh Selby in a comment a while ago, but for such a limited cost it’s still worth it to check if there’s upside. As a Cavs fan, I’ve realized that this is basically how they’ll have to find good players now anyway.

  4. OCTraveler

    Great signing by the Cavs – should have been drafted but lack of college exposure hurt him.

  5. nikumistry

    I think they still have John Holland as a leftover from last year who is on a two-way contract.

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