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Cavaliers sign former Spurs draft pick Jaron Blossomgame


The Cleveland Cavaliers have come to an agreement on a two-way contract with former San Antonio Spurs draft pick Jaron Blossomgame.

According to a press release from the franchise, Cleveland had added Blossomgame as well as guard Jalen Jones to their roster after coming to a decision to waive recently acquired guard Andrew Harrison and highly-touted undrafted free agent Billy Preston.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Jalen Jones and forward Jaron Blossomgame to Two-Way contracts, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.

Blossomgame (6-7, 220) has played in 10 games (seven starts) in the NBA G League this season with the Austin Spurs and the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team, averaging 20.9 points on .537 shooting, 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.6 minutes per game. With Canton, he has appeared in four games (one start) and averaged 16.8 points on .511 shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 26.9 minutes per game. The 6-7 forward out of Clemson was originally selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have two Two-Way contract players on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular season roster. A Two-Way player can spend up to 45 days with the Cavs.

In a related move, Cleveland waived Two-Way players Andrew Harrison and Billy Preston.

While it remains to be seen whether or not Blossomgame will receive an opportunity to contribute to Cleveland’s roster at the NBA level, making a move to sign with the Wine and Gold should provide him with a chance to impress a front office of a team that is moving closer and closer to rebuilding mode in hopes of landing a spot on the Cavaliers’ NBA roster this coming season.

Prior to joining the Cavaliers, his rights were acquired from the Austin Spurs in exchange for John Holland, the former Clemson Tigers standout helped Austin win a G League championship this past season and was a member of San Antonio’s 2018 Summer League roster before receiving an invite to the Spurs’ training camp.

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