Diop the Bass: DeSagana Diop among four Cavaliers to be waived

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that they have waived center DeSagana Diop, forward Kenny Kadji, guard Jermaine Taylor and guard Elliot Williams.

Kadji played in seven preseason games with averages of 5.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game. Taylor averaged 5.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in seven preseason games. Williams played in six Cavs preseason contests, averaging 2.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game.

Diop averaged just 3.7 minutes  in three preseason games for the Cavs, his second stint since parting ways with the team in 2005. This transaction also serves as a perfect excuse to link to Skip Bayless’ 2001 prognostication that Diop had the potential to be the next Shaquille O’Neal.

“A physically mature man-child with the feet, touch and timing of a young Hakeem Olajuwon,” Bayless wrote. “All Diop needs is time.”

The Cavaliers roster now stands at 15. The team will host the Brooklyn Nets on October 30 to start the 2013-14 regular season.

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    Which means Henry Sims is the odd man in. Dellavedova too, but that was probably known already.

  • Cynic

    huh? Isn’t the roster limit 15? 13 active and 2 inactive, right?

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    I approve of any and all Skip Bayless bashing

  • Ben Frambaugh

    12 Active and 3 inactive. But close. I think he was referring to who made the 15-man roster cut.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    I’m good with this. Delladova leaves a lot to be desired as a scorer…but as a bench PG, he brings enough defense and playmaking. Especially an end of bench guy.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I like Sims.

  • Jacob Miller

    saw Sims play in Canton, I thought he had no business on the court, but maybe he brings more to the table than what I saw.

  • Kildawg

    Looks like Sims and Dellavedova will be leading the Canton Charge, on call in case of injury. Bynum would be the other inactive, until he fully returns from injury that is.