The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison from their two-way contracts according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com
The team has reportedly signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones to two-way contracts, which allow them to spend up to 45 days with the NBA team but they’ll primarly be with the Canton Charge, the team’s G-League affiliate.
Harrison signed with the Cavs back on November 9 to help the Cavs at the guard position who was dealing with injuries at the time. He averaged 4.3 points per game in 10 appearances.
With the return of George Hill in Saturday’s loss against Toronto as well as the addition of Alec Burks, Harrison’s role diminished rather quickly so the team decided to release him.
Preston signed with the Cavs during the summer and has some potential but was struggling for the Charge so far this season.
In ten games, the 6’10 forward was averaging 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, shooting 35% from the floor and 43% from three.
It makes you question if there is issues with Preston off the floor that’s not being discussed publicly. This is a player who played in four different high schools during his prep career and then was in and out of Kansas within a few months over frustration of an NCAA investigation involving himself.
Blossomgame was the San Antonio Spurs’ second-round pick (59th overall) in the 2017 NBA Draft out of Clemson.
He was acquired by the Canton Charge from the Austin Spurs on November 19th in exchange for former Cavaliers guard John Holland.
In five games with the Charge, Blossomgame has averaged 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He’s a 6’7 forward that has the ability to stretch the floor and shoot, averaging 38% from three with Canton.
Jones was undrafted in 2016 out of Texas A&M. He has spent time with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G-League and with the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks.
He appeared in 16 NBA games (4 with New Orleans, 12 with Dallas) last season, averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Much like Blossomgame, he’s a 6’7 forward with a good scoring ability.
These moves I think are just the Cavs trying to give guys opportunities and see if they can capitalize on the opportunity. They also need extra bodies at the wing positions right now with David Nwaba and Sam Dekker sidelined with injuries at the moment.