Cavs Sign Deng Adel To Two-Way Contract

JANUARY 15: The Cavaliers have made it official, announcing in a press release that they’ve signed Adel. Cleveland has waived Jones to open up the necessary roster spot.

JANUARY 14: The Cavaliers are the latest team to make a change to their two-way contract slots, having reached an agreement to sign G League forward Deng Adel to a two-way deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Adel had been playing for the Raptors 905 in the G League.

After going undrafted out of Louisville in 2018, Adel initially appeared set to join the Timberwolves on a camp contract, but ended up in training camp with the Raptors instead. Waived at the end of the preseason, the 22-year-old joined Toronto’s NBAGL affiliate, where he has recorded 13.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 2.6 APG with a .423/.313/.768 shooting line in 25 games (31.6 MPG).

The Cavaliers don’t currently have a two-way slot open, so they’ll need to cut either Jaron Blossomgame or Jalen Jones to create room for Adel.

Once Adel officially signs, he’ll be the sixth player to receive a two-way contract from Cleveland this season, as Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days observes (via Twitter). Before adding Blossomgame and Jones, the Cavs also had Andrew Harrison, John Holland, and Billy Preston on two-way deals.

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5 thoughts on “Cavs Sign Deng Adel To Two-Way Contract

  1. x%sure

    Well. Jones and Blossomgame both got some NBA audition minutes. They both looked capable and showed up well but neither stood out or apparently, played good defense. Blossomgame is quicker but should have had more steals & blocks. Jones had good shooting form. Predict CLE got a Basketball Jones, since Jaren’s Game did not Blossom.
    Sorry had to

  2. Michael Chaney

    For a team in the Cavs’ position, shuffling the two-way spots makes a lot of sense. Throw a bunch of stuff at the wall, and hope that someone sticks and becomes a contributor.

  3. hiflew

    They don’t necessarily have to cut either one. They could promote one of them to a regular deal if they open a spot via trade or release.

  4. ohioplayers

    At this rate, I won’t recognize anyone at the Charge game Saturday haha

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