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NBA News: Cavaliers bring back Diop; announce training camp roster

At media day, the Cleveland Cavaliers released the training camp roster, and a familiar name was a bit of a surprise.

Center DeSagana Diop will be practicing with the Cavaliers for at least the next few weeks. Diop was the eighth overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cavaliers in 2001.

The training camp roster is as follows:

F Anthony Bennett

C Andrew Bynum

F Earl Clark

G Matthew Dellavedova

C DeSagana Diop

G/F Carrick Felix

G/F Alonzo Gee

G Kyrie Irving

G Jarrett Jack

F Kenny Kadji

G/F Sergey Karasev

F Michael Lee

G/F C.J. Miles

C Henry Sims

G Jermaine Taylor

F/C Tristan Thompson

F/C Anderson Varejao

G Dion Waiters

G Elliot Williams

F/C Tyler Zeller

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  • JHop

    Wait, he’s playing?? When I read the headline I could have sworn it would have been in a coaching capacity. Good for him that he’s been able to keep it up for this long as an NBA center.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    It truly is Armageddon!

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I thought the same thing… can’t believe that guy has been able to stick around on NBA rosters for this long, but good for him! If he can still play defense, then there’s a use for him.

  • Kildawg

    Dang, 6 players that could play center. Does this mean Tyler Zeller’s days could be numbered? (Bynum, Varejao, Thompson, Diop)

  • Harv 21

    Maybe Grant is doing this just to remind us how well he compares to Jim Paxson. “Remember THIS, folks? Don’t make me bring DeJuan Wagner in here.”

    Oh, to be 7 feet tall with a 26 foot wingspan. Way to choose those parents, DeSagana.

  • Jose Hose

    He’s only 31.

  • mgbode

    yes, but, here are his past 3 seasons:
    33%FG, 28%FT, 11min/game,6.4PER
    per36min: 3pts, 9rbs

    if only I could teach my kids to grow to be 7′ & 300lbs of muscle as teams keep giving him millions despite all of the above.

  • mgbode

    yes, but, here are his past 3 seasons:
    33%FG, 28%FT, 11min/game,6.4PER
    per36min: 3pts, 9rbs

    if only I could teach my kids to grow to be 7′ & 300lbs of muscle as teams keep giving him millions despite all of the above.

  • mgbode

    if Diop beats out T.Zeller, then his days in the NBA are definitely numbered.

  • mgbode

    if Diop beats out T.Zeller, then his days in the NBA are definitely numbered.

  • woofersus

    On one hand we have a 23 year old coming off his rookie season in which he averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 26.4 minutes for a PER of 11.02. On the other hand we have a 31 year old with 12 years of experience who has CAREER HIGHS of 3.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 18.6 minutes, and a 12.5 PER. (separate years)

    Seems like a toss-up.

  • woofersus

    If you want to really feel depressed about your genes, note that his career earnings sit at just a hair over $47 million.