Cleveland Cavaliers Player News: All Positions

News: Hamilton has signed a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: Hamilton played 19 games with the Hawks last season, averaging 3.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 10.7 minutes. He'll attempt to make a big enough impact to land a final roster spot with the Cavs. If not, it's likely he'll end up in the G League.
News: Martin signed a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Cavaliers on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Martin's free agency comes to an end Friday after joining the Cavaliers. The former LSU standout is coming off a season in Orlando where he was unable to carve out a significant role in the team's rotation. He'll join Cleveland now for training camp and preseason but may have a tough time making the final roster given the nature of his contract.
News: Randolph has agreed to a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: Randolph, who has attended training camp with Cleveland previously and has spent time in France, played for the G League's Canton Charge last season. In 50 appearances with the Cavaliers' affiliate, he averaged 14.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Randolph will attempt to impress the coaching staff enough to land a spot on the Cavs' final roster, but he'll likely end up with the Charge again for the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Newman has agreed to a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: Newman spent the latter half of the 2018-19 season with the Cavaliers' G League affiliate, the Canton Charge. There, he averaged 12.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 25 appearances. He'll look to impress the Cavaliers' coaching staff enough to land a spot on the final roster, but chances are, he'll play for the Charge again in 2019-20.
News: Thornwell has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cavaliers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Thornwell saw his role reduced last season compared to his rookie year, totaling just 313 minutes. But during 2017-18, he averaged 3.9 points and 1.9 rebounds across 15.8 minutes. In joining the rebuilding Cavaliers, it seems likely that Thornwell will have some opportunities to be a regular part of the rotation.
News: Bolden has agreed to an Exhibit 10 contract with the Cavaliers, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: Bolden went undrafted in 2019 after three seasons at Duke. He appeared in seven summer league contests for the Cavaliers, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.0 minutes. He'll look to make a final roster spot by impressing during training camp.
News: Porter (hip) is expected to participate in a team camp on Aug. 4, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: Porter was held out of summer league due to a minor hip flexor injury as the Cavaliers opted to be cautious with the rookie. In terms of pure talent, Porter ranked among the top guards in the draft, but his freshman season at USC was marred by off-court issues and a suspension. Porter will likely be given a strong opportunity to develop for the rebuilding Cavs, and attending this early-August camp is one of the first steps.
News: Garland (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: Garland, who tore his meniscus in November, had a "clean-up" procedure before the NBA Draft. While it didn't stop him from working out for teams, including the Cavaliers, the team opted to be cautious with the rookie, withholding him from summer league. Since then, he's reportedly been working out to get in game shape. All signs are pointing toward Garland being fully healthy when team activities start up again.
News: Macura has agreed to a partially-guaranteed contract with the Cavaliers, Emiliano Carchia of Sportnado reports.
Impact: Macura played 17 total minutes for the Hornets last season, totaling six points, three rebounds and two assists. He spent most of his time in the G League, where he averaged 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals. While the Hornets were willing to let him go, the Cavaliers will take a chance on the 24-year-old shooting guard.
News: The Cavaliers are expected to waive Smith on Monday, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: Unless the team is able to execute a late trade, the Cavaliers will part ways with Smith before the $15.68 million remaining on his salary becomes fully guaranteed July 31. According to Bobby Marks of, Smith's salary protection would increase from $4.37 million to $5.12 million if he isn't waived or traded by Monday, which offers further incentive for the Cavaliers to expunge him from the roster Monday rather than waiting another two weeks. Smith played in only 11 games in 2018-19 after it became apparent that he wouldn't receive a regular spot in the rotation while the rebuilding Cavaliers assessed some of the younger wings on their roster. Once he becomes a free agent, the 33-year-old could look to find a home with a contending club on a deal for the veteran's minimum.
News: Newman went off for 33 points (11-17 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 7-9 FT), four rebounds, two steals and an assist across 31 minutes in the Cavaliers' 98-96 overtime win over the Kings on Friday in a Las Vegas Summer League consolation game.
Impact: Newman had a huge night for Cleveland in the team's overtime victory, leading the Cavs with three points in overtime to secure a close win. Despite the stellar effort, Newman is unlikely to make the Cavaliers' roster this season and will presumably return to the G League, where he spent most of 2018.
News: Booth compiled 13 points (4-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 16 minutes during the Cavaliers' 99-78 loss to the Pelicans in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: Booth made excellent use of his modest minutes, checking in second in bench scoring behind Malik Newman and third overall on the Cavaliers for the night. The Villanova product has acquitted himself well during limited opportunity in Las Vegas, averaging 9.0 points on 50.0 percent shooting across just 12.7 minutes in three games.
News: Newman turned in 15 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three assists, and two rebounds across 19 minutes during the Cavaliers' 99-78 loss to the Pelicans in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: The second-year guard's scoring total led the bench and checked in second for the night on the Cavaliers. Newman averaged 11.0 points on 44.8 percent shooting in a bench role with both Canton and Sioux Falls in the G League last season, which shapes up as his most likely destination again in the coming campaign.
News: Mitrou-Long totaled 19 points (6-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 26 minutes during the Cavaliers' 99-78 loss to the Pelicans in a Las Vegas Summer League game Wednesday.
Impact: Mitrou-Long's scoring total led the Cavs on the night and helped offset his team-high five turnovers. The young guard has made good use of his opportunity in the desert thus far, averaging 16.8 points (43.0 percent shooting), 5.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds across 26.8 minutes over four games.
News: Coach John Beilein said last week that he doesn't expect Porter to play in any of the Cavaliers' summer-league contests while he contends with a hip flexor injury, Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "No, I don't expect [Porter to play]," Beilein said.
Impact: Porter apparently picked up the injury in a pre-draft workout, so the Cavaliers will play it safe with the rookie, who was selected with the final pick of the first round June 20. The USC product still made the trip with the Cavaliers to both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas for summer league, allowing him to gain some familiarity with the organization ahead of training camp. Porter isn't expected to face any restrictions by the time camp begins.
News: Wade finished with 11 points (4-11 FG 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Sunday's 82-75 win over the Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League.
Impact: Although Wade was not selected in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Cavs granted him a two-way deal. His tenure at Kansas State was enough for Cleveland to take notice, and so far he is off to a good start in Vegas.
News: Mitrou-Long totaled 21 points ((6-8 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and a steal across 27 minutes in Sunday's 82-75 win over the Bulls in the Las Vegas Summer League
Impact: Cleveland is pretty much set with their backcourt but Mitrou-Long is making a case for himself. The Cavs granted him a Summer League spot after Utah declined to renew his contract. the 6-4 guard will try to catch on with the Cavs in some capacity, with the G-League being the most likely possibility.
News: Bolden (knee) registered eight points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, a steal and a block over 17 minutes Sunday against Chicago.
Impact: Bolden was ruled out for Wednesday's game due to knee soreness, but he was given the green light prior to Sunday's summer league action. He pieced together an efficient performance from the field in an 82-75 victory.
News: Windler totaled 15 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds and three assists over 29 minutes in the Cavaliers' 85-75 loss to the Timberwolves in the Las Vegas Summer League on Friday.
Impact: Windler, the No. 26 overall pick in this year's draft out of Belmont, had a productive game across the stat sheet. A natural scorer while in college, Windler averaged 10.3 points in three games in the Salt Lake City Summer League prior to Friday's contest in Las Vegas.
News: Bolden will not play during Wednesday's summer league game against the Grizzlies due to knee soreness, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: While Bolden's time at Salt Lake Summer League will end early, he'll have a chance to still play in Vegas. The Cavaliers' next game is Friday against the Timberwolves.
News: Nwaba will not be extended a qualifying offer by the Cavaliers, making him an unrestricted free agent, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: Nwaba has shown promise as a defender and solid rebounder for his position. Between Chicago and Cleveland, he's started 35 games across the past two seasons. He may garner interest from teams as a rotational bench option.
News: Windler will play for the Cavaliers during summer league, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: As expected, the late-first-round pick will show off his talents in Vegas while getting familiar with some teammates and coaches. He figures to be a backup wing once the regular season rolls around.
News: Garland, despite earlier reports that he is unlikely to play in summer league, is listed on the Cavaliers' summer league roster, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: There are conflicting reports on Garland's potential availability for Vegas, but things may get cleared up in the coming days. The rookie is a strong candidate to start next to Collin Sexton.
News: Porter will play for the Cavaliers during summer league, Sam Amico of reports.
Impact: An up-and-down freshman season resulted in Porter slipping in the draft relative to what many believe to be his potential. He'll look to show off his talents in Vegas.
News: Garland is unlikely to play for the Cavaliers' summer league team, Chris Fedor of reports.
Impact: While it sounds as though the Cavs have not made an official decision, the organization looks to be leaning heavily toward keeping Garland sidelined when the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues tip off next month. Garland is fully healthy after missing most of his freshman season at Vanderbilt with a torn meniscus, but the team will be careful in bringing him back into competitive basketball situations. The fifth overall pick is expected to travel with the Cavs to summer league, however.