Cavs sign Malik Newman to 10-day contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Malik Newman to a 10-day contract via the NBA’s hardship exception, the team announced Wednesday.

Newman (6-3, 190), 24, has appeared in 13 games (4 starts) this season for the Cleveland Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned and operated NBA G League affiliate, averaging 17.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 27.3 minutes per contest.

Newman has appeared in 77 total games for the Charge during his career, appearing in 25 games in 2018-19 and 39 games (31 starts) during 2019-20 in addition to this season. Newman has played in one career NBA game for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2019-20 season after receiving a 10-day contract.  

Currently, Cleveland has five players in health and safety protocols: Jarrett Allen, Ed Davis, Darius Garland, Lamar Stevens, Dylan Windler.

Cavs sign Ed Davis, Justin James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Ed Davis, the team announced on Wednesday

Davis, 32 appeared in 23 games (seven starts) for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2020-21 season, averaging 2.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes.

Over 11 NBA seasons with Toronto, Memphis, L.A. Lakers, Portland, Brooklyn, Utah and Minnesota, the 6-9 Davis has played in 691 games (103 starts) and holds career averages of 6.2 points on .566 shooting from the field and 6.6 rebounds in 19.6 minutes.

Additionally, Davis has played in 33 postseason games, averaging 3.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 11.8 minutes. Davis was originally drafted out of North Carolina as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Raptors.

Also, the Cavs signed Justin James to their 2021 training camp roster. The 24-year-old appeared in 36 games during the 2020-21 season for the Sacramento Kings, averaging 3.9 points in 8.6 minutes. The 6-7 guard was drafted No. 40 overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the Kings after spending four years at University of Wyoming.