The Cleveland Cavaliers enter training camp looking for guard depth. They technically have three open roster spots, although it’s expected J.R. Smith will sign a deal eventually to take up one of those.
The Cavaliers are going to give Markel Brown the chance to grab a spot on the roster, as reported by Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Cavaliers need help at the backup point guard spot and Brown is more of an undersized two guard, so we’ll see if this ends up being a fit.
Brown is a good defender but struggles on the offensive end. He took almost 60 percent of his shots beyond 16 feet last season, but shot just 36.6 percent from 16 feet to the arc, and 31.4 percent from three. This was a struggling Nets team that is searching for a solid backcourt, and the organization chose not to bring him back.
This is a longshot for Brown, but he’s getting a chance.