Cavaliers Waive Preston, Harrison, Sign Blossomgame, Jones

The Cavaliers have replaced both of their players on two-way contracts, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland waived Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison and signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones.

Blossomgame, a second-round pick by the Spurs in 2017, was recently acquired in a trade by Cleveland’s G League affiliate in Canton. The 25-year-old averaged 17.2 PPG in five games with the Charge while shooting 49% from the floor and 38% on 3-pointers.

Jones, also 25, played 16 games last season with the Pelicans and Mavericks. He started the year as a two-way player in New Orleans, then was claimed off waivers by Dallas in January. Fedor speculates that he may remain with the Cavs for a few games, rather than being sent to the G League right away, because David Nwaba is sidelined with a sore knee.

Preston signed a two-way deal with Cleveland in July, but hasn’t advanced above the G League. Fedor states that the Cavaliers talked about calling him up as insurance with the recent rash of injuries, but management decided he wasn’t ready to contribute at the NBA level.

The Cavs signed Harrison on November 9 to provide an extra ball-handler with George Hill hurt. Hill returned to the lineup last night and Alec Burks, acquired in a trade with the Jazz this week, will help run the offense, which eliminates the need to keep Harrison. He had played in 10 of the team’s past 11 games and was averaging 4.3 PPG.

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6 thoughts on “Cavaliers Waive Preston, Harrison, Sign Blossomgame, Jones

  1. If TT gets hurt or misses a game, they”ll be screwed. They don’t have any bigs. At least that they’re playing. TT can NOT continue to play the minutes he is at this time. 40 minutes per game for a small center?

    • Michael Chaney

      I don’t really expect Zizic to be a star or anything, but I’m shocked that they’ve basically ignored him this season

  2. x%sure

    Preston looked awkward in the preseason, but he’s only 21. Harrison was not fitting in or doing that well.

    IDK if Burks can handle the point ofensively with Sexton at the 2 in effect, but if so, that would be an asset. Maybe he will be something besides an expiring. Maybe he will help Hood get comfortable. It was probably a good trade, Korver for Burks & 2 2nds.

  3. Ptn18

    The Cavs won 19 games the year after LeBron left last time. They may not get that this year. The Cavs drafted Kyrie as their point guard of the future last time. They drafted Sexton as the point guard of the future this time. He’s “Gilbert’s guy.” Dan will give him time. If they are in the top 2 picks this summer, they’ll take Williamson or Barrett to replace LeBron.

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