After going undrafted out of TCU in 2021, Nembhard spent his rookie season with the Cavs. He joined the team for training camp on an Exhibit 10 contract, had it converted to a two-way deal, was promoted to the 15-man roster in March, then was waived and signed another two-way contract near the end of the season.
Nembhard only played 63 total minutes across 14 appearances at the NBA level for the Cavs, but was a key member of the Cleveland Charge in the G League, averaging 24.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 5.3 APG in 15 regular season games (38.3 MPG).
The Cavs liked what they saw from Nembhard enough to issue him a two-way qualifying offer earlier this week. It’s possible he simply accepted that QO, which is for another two-way deal with a $50K guarantee.
Nembhard and second-round pick Isaiah Mobley now hold the Cavs’ two-way contract slots.