Cavaliers sign guard Will Cherry


The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Will Cherry on Sunday, the team announced in a press release. They had previously waived veteran guard A.J. Price, creating an open roster spot.

Cherry, who played college basketball at the University of Montana, was signed by the Toronto Raptors this summer but was cut before training camp. His rights were controlled by the Cavs’ D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge. The press release says Cherry is the fifth player called up from the Charge to the Cavs in team history.

When Price was initially waived, there was speculation that the move was to create a spot on the roster for Ray Allen, who has been linked to the Cavaliers for some time but hasn’t made clear his plans for the 2014-15 season. But the signing of Cherry makes it clear that’s not the case. If Cleveland wants to sign Allen, they will have to cut another player.