3:55pm: The Cavaliers have officially signed Pointer to a 10-day contract, the club confirmed today in a press release.
12:56pm: The Cavaliers are signing G League swingman Sir’Dominic Pointer to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com (Twitter link). Cleveland has been carrying a pair of open roster spots since shortly after the All-Star break and needed to fill at least one of them by this weekend.
Pointer, the 53rd overall pick in the 2015 draft, has spent the last several seasons playing in the G League and in international leagues in Israel, Lebanon, and Hungary. The Cavs held his draft rights up until last fall, when he signed his required tender and was immediately waived by the club.
Although Cleveland no longer held Pointer’s NBA rights after that point, he has spent the 2019/20 season playing for the Cavaliers’ G League affiliate, averaging 12.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.9 BPG, and 1.8 SPG in 40 contests (25.7 MPG) for the Charge.
Pointer is the latest in a long line of G League call-ups for the Cavs this season. Previously, Cleveland has promoted Malik Newman, J.P. Macura, Marques Bolden, Levi Randolph, and Matt Mooney (two-way deal) from the Charge to the NBA roster.
Pointer will earn $50,752 on his 10-day deal with the Cavs.