Having space on their roster following the departure of Henry Sims and Earl Clark, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward/center Arinze Onuaku from the Canton Charge to a 10-day contract. He was immediately assigned to Canton to play in Saturday night’s contest.
Onuaku has appeared in 26 games (eight starts) for the Charge this season, averaging 14.4 points on .622 shooting, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 block in 24.2 minutes per game. He currently ranks second in the D-League in field goal percentage and fifth in rebounds and was selected as a 2014 D-League All-Star. The 6-9, 275-pound forward/center has 11 double-doubles on the D-League season. He appeared in three games for the New Orleans Pelicans this season, averaging 1.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 8.3 minutes per game.
Last season, Onuaku was the subject of a profile on NBA.com due to his ridiculously good D-League stats—at one point, Onuaku was leading the D-League in PER, OREB% and REB%.
As a bit of a bonus, during a Midnight Madness open practice at Syracuse’s Manley Field House on Oct. 19, 2007, Onuaku broke a backboard with a two-handed slam.
The kid plays big, that’s for sure.