The Cavaliers tip off their summer season Sunday against the Bobcats at 8:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Here’s a quick look at their summer roster:
Luke Harongody, 6-8, F: Has played two seasons with the Cavs (42 games total). A D-League stud, must start being more consistent in NBA. Yesterday.
Tristan Thompson, 6-9, F/C: Working diligently on his game at Cleveland Clinic Courts all offseason. Cavs hoping to see immediate returns.
D.J. Kennedy, 6-6, G/F: Superb athlete signed late an end of last season. Best odds of any long shot to make team.
Rob Jones, 6-6, SF: Good rebounder at his position. Hustle-player with underrated skills.
Garrett Temple, 6-4, SG: Has already made NBA pit stops with Spurs, Bobcats and Bucks. Good shooter, but has offered little else.
Dion Waiters, 6-4, SG: All eyes will be on the player the Cavs’ selected fourth overall, as fans dying to see the young man Cavs promised is quite a find.
Tyler Zeller, 7-0, C: Cavs already impressed with what they’ve seen so far from athletic big man. First true test comes now.
Samardo Samuels, 6-9, PF: Entering third NBA season, as a slimmed-down version of his former self. Cavs can’t wait to see how new body plays out.
Justin Holiday, 6-6, G/F: Brother of Sixers starting point guard Jrue, expected to battle Kennedy for swing spot off bench.
T.J. Campbell, 5-9, PG: Small but mighty in D-League, has an outside shot to start year backing up Kyrie Irving. Most likely headed for another year in Canton, though.
Matt Pressey, 6-2, PG: Son of Cavs assistant coach Paul Pressey started all 35 games at Missouri, went undrafted.
Michael Eric, 6-11, F/C: Undrafted out of Temple, has NBA-ready defensive skills. Not so much on offense.
Donald Sloan, 6-3, PG: Strong and smart, ended last season as Kyrie Irving’s backup – and an occasional starter.
Kyrie Irving, 6-3, PG: Reigning Rookie of Year won’t play after breaking hand in practice with summer team. Expected to miss 6-8 weeks of offseason.