Report: Cavaliers signing Austin Daye


The Cavaliers have 13 players with guaranteed salaries plus Tristan Thompson, who’s a near lock to return (on the qualifying offer or long-term contract).

Who will claim Cleveland’s 15th and final regular-season roster spot?

Jared Cunningham, D.J. Stephens, Nick Minnerath and Quinn Cook have reportedly agreed to unguaranteed contracts.

They’ll face at least one more training-camp competitor – Austin Daye.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

Free agent Austin Daye has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Daye committed to training camp with the Cavaliers

The 6-foot-11 Daye has a nice shooting stroke that has sporadically translated to shooting success. When his shot is falling, he provides value as a floor spacer.

But his rail-thin frame limits him in nearly every other area – especially defense.

Daye has spent six years in the NBA, more than Cleveland’s four other camp invitees combined. Perhaps, that experience could give him an edge, though it also means he’s likely closer to his ceiling.