The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Justin Anderson and center Luke Kornet to 10-day contracts via the NBA’s hardship exception, the team announced Tuesday.
The 6-6 Anderson has appeared in 11 games (all starts) this season for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, averaging 14.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.0 steals in 33.8 minutes per contest. The 28-year-old also played five NBA seasons from 2015-2020 with Dallas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Brooklyn/
This season, the 7-2 Kornet has appeared in 10 games (all starts) for the Maine Celtics, the NBA G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, averaging 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.7 blocks in 27.4 minutes per contest. The 26-year-old has played four NBA seasons from 2017-2021 with New York, Chicago, and Boston, including last season (2020-21), appearing in 31 games with the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics.
Like many NBA teams, Cleveland is dealing with a COVID outbreak as they have seven players in health and safety protocols: center Jarrett Allen, forwards Lamar Stevens, Evan Mobley, Ed Davis, and Dylan Windler, guards Denzel Valentine, RJ Nembhard, and Isaac Okoro.
The Cavaliers return to action Wednesday as they travel to Boston to face the Celtics.