NBA News: Cavs waive Harangody, sign Kevin Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Luke Harangody and signed forward Kevin Jones to a contract.

The Cavs have assigned Jones to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, as one of their NBA roster players. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not announced though Jones was initially signed to a three-year, partially guaranteed contract that would have allegedly netted him $250,000 had he made the initial roster.

Harangody appeared in 42 games (one start) with the Cavs over two seasons and averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game. Harangody did not appear in any games this season.

Jones, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound rookie forward from West Virginia University, has played in three games this season with the Charge and is averaging 27.0 points on .540 shooting and 13.7 rebounds in 41.3 minutes per game. He was one of three players on the Cavaliers training camp roster that were released and then designated for assignment to the Charge, playing under an NBADL contract.

  • Lyon25

    Good move. Wanted them to do this before the year. Now hopefully he gets a chance with the Cavs. Can’t be any worse than Samardo

  • mgbode

    it would have been a good move to make in October. or heck, never having signed Harangody again in the first place.

    hopefully he finds a place on a contending team where his towel waiving precision talents can be best shown off.

  • mgbode

    also, I agree that Samardo is on pace to be the Cavs disappointing player of the year. really had some hopes he could lock down that 4th frontcourt rotation slot. i was wrong.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I thought that this would happen eventually. Kevin Jones just seems to be one of those players who is going to outwork everyone else and succeed in spite of physical limitations (at least, compared to other NBA power forwards).