Searching for point guard depth, Cavaliers sign Toney Douglas for camp

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With Mo Williams making his retirement official, the Cleveland Cavaliers need point guard depth. They have Kyrie Irving, but after him it’s Kay Felder and then…

Maybe Toney Douglas. Monday Cleveland announced the signing of Douglas to a non-guaranteed contract, giving the veteran guard a chance to make the roster. Eric Moreland was waived to create the roster spot.

Douglas was with the Pelicans the last couple of seasons, he played in 61 games for them last season (starting 18) and averaged 8.7 points and 2.6 assists per game, he shot 39.9 percent from three (taking nearly half his shots from beyond the arc), and he played solidly for them. That was not enough for a team that needs point guard depth to keep him.

Douglas isn’t a traditional playmaker, he’s looking more for his own shot, but he plays decent defense and is enough of a veteran to know how to fit into a system on the court and in the locker room off it. While there are a lot of players vying for the last couple of roster spots in Cleveland — Jordan McRae and DeAndre Liggins are striving to make it as a reserve point guard as well — it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Douglas make the cut.