NBA News: Cavaliers Waive SG Manny Harris

The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with shooting guard Manny Harris, officially announcing on Monday that he has been waived.

Harris, 22, averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds through 26 contests with the Cavaliers last season. He missed a substantial portion of the shortened season with a foot injury and apparently became the odd man out with the team selecting Dion Waiters fourth-overall in the recently held NBA Draft. The Michigan product managed to latch on to the team in 2010, at the expense of shooting guard Danny Green, but failed to improve much year-over-year in what was ultimately a position of need for the Wine and Gold.

Barring any substantial free agent acquisitions, this move almost assures that the team will pick up the team option of guard Daniel Gibson. The team has also been linked to free agent shooting guard Sonny Weems.

[Related: Who Should the Cavs Target in Free Agency?]

  • mgbode

    Guards: Irving, Waiters, Gibson, Backup-PG-TBN and…Azubuike? does this mean we are keeping him on the roster?

    SF: Gee, Casspi, 3rd string SF TBN – preferably SF/SG combo.

    Bigs: TT, AV, Zeller, Erden, Jones, Walton, Big TBN

  • Harv 21

    a sign that their depth options at some positions are becoming better than one-dimensional projects. The tear-down portion with expiring contracts and roster filler is about over. Let the rebuild accelerate.

  • JNeids

    I thought I read we also kept HaranGODy around. Pardon me while I contain my excitement.

    P.S. Harangody always makes me think of this guy: http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=wi&q=family%20guy%20eyes%20too%20close%20together&sa=N&biw=320&bih=416#i=0

  • BrownsFanSF

    certainly not the deepest team in the NBA but it’s an improvement over 2 years ago. I am guessing Weems is going to be that 3rd string wing player. I like Calderon as that backup PG (like you mentioned) and I guess Gody is that last big.

  • mgbode

    no more Luke!

  • mgbode

    also, the SF could end up being Mirza Teletovic

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Best name ever.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    That’s SG #2 gone nice! Glad the dead weight is starting to be trimmed that’s a positive.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I wish. That was pretty disappointing seeing that we are resigned to Gody as our final big instead of seeing what else is out there on the free agent market. If he wants to start hitting 3-pointers, then he’s worth something. Until that happens, he’s an undersized PF who can’t shoot inside because he gets his shot blocked and can’t shoot outside because he looks like he’s trying to pitch a canteloupe into a wagon.

  • Mr. Derp

    eyes too close together! DERP!

  • mgbode

    yeah, I’d hope for him to regain his 3pt stroke, but I’m using all that hope on Casspi right now 🙂

  • Dee P

    Was anyone able to see what Bill Walton wrote on his blog about the Cavs draft? Gave them an F and said front office should be “institutionalized”.

    Funny how Colt’s dad mentions something about the Browns FO and it’s a media circus, but Luke’s dad goes even further with his comments and hardly a peep is made.

  • @wes_ryan_

    that’s a fake bill walton point of view, going along with the very famous (but only sometimes funny) fake bill walton twitter.

  • Steve

    I think one-dimensional players and projects are exactly the type of player this team is looking for. The tear-down may be over, but its still a long rebuild. Try to find players who fill a specific niche on the roster (like Gibson did in 2007) or have the potential to actually be NBA players. Don’t just grab a bunch of middling all-around game type players.

  • Harv 21

    depends what their one-dimensional specialty is. Not uncommon to find CBA guys who can light it up for a few games, but once scouted get shut down, put in the coach’s doghouse for no defense, then eventually released. A few like Gee really improve and get a rotation spot somewhere else; most don’t. Boobie was a better-rounded player at Texas when Ferry found him. My point was that it’s nice that a stone cold no-pass streetball gunner like Manny is no longer one tweaked ankle from starting.