The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Austin Daye off the free agency, and he will challenge several others for the final spot on the team's regular season roster.
The former first-round pick has signed a one-year deal with the team, and will compete against the likes of Jared Cunningham, D.J. Stephens, Nick Minnerath and Quinn Cook for the final roster spot on the team during training camp.
This signing was confirmed by Yahoo! Sports' Shams Charania: "Free agent Austin Daye has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
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"Daye committed to training camp with the Cavaliers"
The forward, standing at six-foot-11, has been in the league since being drafted 15th overall in 2009 for the Detroit Pistons. Since then, he has played for the Memphis Grizzles, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and the Atlanta Hawks.
His experience in the NBA of six years could give him the added edge to claim this final roster spot at the Cavaliers for the regular season, so long as he utilizes this correctly. He won the NBA Championship with the Spurs in 2014.
He provides value as a floor spacer when his shot is falling, but overall he has an excellent shooting stroke that has translated into successful shots.
This is something which is sure to please LeBron James, but he will be more concerned with the fact the Cavaliers still haven't signed up his main man Tristan Thompson, although he says it won't affect his future.
Over the course of 34 games last season with the Spurs and the Hawks, Daye averaged 3.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 10.1 minutes.