Brown had been on a 10-day deal, but has played well while filling in for the injured Jarrett Allen. Brown went 5-of-5 shooting for 12 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday’s home loss to the Mavericks. (Related Dribbles.)
The Cavs, of course, are also without power forward Evan Mobley for at least the next two games after he suffered a left ankle sprain — leaving them incredibly shorthanded win the frontcourt with just six games remaining.
That said, the Cavs are “optimistic” that Allen will be able to return within the next week, ahead of the playoffs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Either way, Brown has earned a spot on the team for the rest of the season.
Nembhard, 23, is 6-foot-5 and has appeared in 12 games as a rookie, all with the Cavs. He has been on a two-way contract and also spent some time with the Cleveland Charge, the Cavs’ G League affiliate.
Brown, 22, is 7-2 and has compiled averages of 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds in seven appearances with the Cavs. He played 26 games with the Mavericks earlier this season.
Given that Brown’s 10-day contract is expiring, the Cavs will have a roster vacancy. So they won’t need to make another move to complete these transactions.