INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Kevin Jones has been rewarded for dominating the D-League.
Jones, a 6-foot-8 powerful forward, has been signed by the Cavaliers, general manager Chris Grant said Thursday. This comes after three games with the Canton Charge, in which Jones averaged 27.0 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.
In order to create roster space for Jones, the Cavs waived forward Luke Harangody.
Meanwhile, Jones was immediately assigned back to the Charge, the Cavs’ official D-League affiliate. He is expected to play in Friday’s game against the visiting Erie BayHawks. The Cavs play at Atlanta that same night.
Jones’ return to Canton will offer him the immediate playing time and game experience he may not have received with the Cavs.
He went undrafted out of West Virginia, but was in training camp with the Cavs. He was released before the start of the regular season and designated for assignment in the D-League. Until Thursday, Jones had been playing under a D-League contract.
Harangody appeared in 42 games with the Cavs over two seasons, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. He was obtained by the Cavs (along with center Semih Erden) in a February 2011 trade with Boston for a 2013 second-round pick.
The Celtics selected Harangody in the second round (No. 52 overall) of the 2010 draft. He did not appear in a game this season.