Cavs Waive Guard Damyean Dotson

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard Damyean Dotson, who was playing on a non-guaranteed deal worth $2 million. The announcement first broke via Kelsey Russo of The Athletic. Damyean Dotson

Dotson was first drafted by the Knicks in 2017 and signed with Cleveland on November 2020. The second-round guard out of Houston averaged 6.7 points in 46 games with the Cavs last season.

As reported by Hoops Wire‘s Sam Amico, the Cavaliers have been interested in fortifying their backcourt, even after acquiring Ricky Rubio from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Cleveland also added 28-year-old EuroLeague’s Kevin Pangos on a two-year deal. The international guard averaged 13.9 points and 6.7 assists in his time with Zenit St. Petersburg.

A starting Cavs rotation in the backcourt, at this point, would highlight a tripartite that is Rubio, Pangos and Darius Garland. In 54 games with the Cavs last season, Garland averaged 17.7 points per game and 6.1 assists.

The Cavs also announced the signing of some additional guards, including RJ Nembhard and undrafted guard Mitch Ballock.

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  1. Thanks for giving the fans some great basketball. Dotson is one of those unsung heroes in the tragic history of the Cavaliers.

    No doubt a team could use his services. Better basketball days ahead for Dotson, congratulations to him.

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