Breaking down the Cavaliers summer roster

Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins will meet again later this week, this time on a basketball floor. 

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NBA summer-league play has already begun in Orlando, but the Cavaliers don’t start until Friday in Las Vegas. The Cavs announced their roster Tuesday, and the team will be coached by new head coach David Blatt.

The Cavs and No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins open against the Bucks and No. 2 pick Jabari Parker on Friday at 8 ET. All games will be televised by NBA TV.

Here’s a player-by-player look at the Cavs’ summer roster:

— Anthony Bennett, 6-8, F, Cavaliers: The 2013 top overall pick has a lot to prove after a disappointing rookie year. But Cavs remain excited about his upside under David Blatt.

— Will Cherry, 6-0, PG, D-League. Displayed quickness and smarts while running point for the Canton Charge.

— Jack Cooley, 6-9, F/C, Turkey. Former Notre Dame standout is scrappy underneath.

— Matthew Dellavedova, 6-3, G, Cavaliers. Anderson Varejao calls him a "bulldog," and Delly’s grit and overall effectiveness made him the surprise of the league’s rookie class.

— Shane Edwards, 6-7, SF, D-League. Charge standout had a cup of coffee with Cavs last season. Cavs like him, taking another look.

— Carrick Felix, 6-6, G/F, Cavaliers. Athletic defender can fly and finish. But may have a tough time sticking with Cavs this season after being drafted in second round in 2013.

— Steven Gray, 6-5, G, France. Ex-Gonzaga shooter does little things well.

— Joe Harris, 6-6, G/F, Cavaliers (rookie). Second-round pick is efficient dead-eye shooter with decent athleticism. Said to be among top four or five shooters entering league.

— Scotty Hopson, 6-7, G/F, Cavaliers. Talented overseas player ended last season with Cavs. Could be last shot at NBA.

— Sergey Karasev, 6-7, G/F, Cavaliers. First-round pick in 2013 got little opportunity last season, but could flourish under new regime.

— Alex Kirk, 7-0, C, University of New Mexico. Undrafted rookie is a big body who could turn into a serviceable pro for someone, somewhere.

— Andrew Wiggins, 6-8, G/F, Cavaliers (rookie). No. 1 overall draft pick has drawn comparisons to Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant. Imagine that type of guy running alongside Kyrie Irving.


(Sidenote: Dwight Powell, a second-round pick expected to be obtained in a trade with the Hornets later this week, could join the team as well. Powell is 6-10 forward/center.)

Cavs Summer Schedule

Friday, July 11: vs. Milwaukee Bucks, 8 ET

Sunday: July 13: vs. San Antonio Spurs, 4 ET

Monday: July 14: vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 8 ET

Summer-league tournament schedule is as follows:

First round — July 16, second round — July 17, consolation round — July 18, quarterfinals — July 19, semifinals — July 20, finals — July 21.