Cavs sign Tacko Fall to two-way contract

The Cleveland Cavaliers have converted the contracts of center Tacko Fall and guard RJ Nembhard into two-way contracts and waived guards Mitch Ballock, Kyle Guy, and Justin James, the team announced on Saturday.

The 7-6 Fall appeared in three preseason games for Cleveland, including last night’s game against the Pacers, where he had eight points and five rebounds.

Fall signed a training camp deal with Cavs in September after playing in 18 games in 2020-21 for the Boston Celtics, averaging 2.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocked shots in 7.6 minutes and has also appeared in two career playoff games with the Celtics.

In 2019-20, Fall appeared in 29 games (11 starts) in the NBA G-League for the Maine Celtics, averaging 12.9 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks in 23 minutes. He went undrafted in 2019 after playing four seasons at University of Central Florida (2015-2019).

Fall, 25, will spend a lot of time with Cleveland’s G League team, the Canton Charge, where he will most definitely be a fan favorite.

Nembhard, 22, appeared in one preseason game after being signed to the Cavs training camp roster on Sept 27, 2021. Nembhard went undrafted in 2021 after playing four seasons at Texas Christian University, where he averaged 9.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game.

Cleveland begins the regular season on Wednesday night in Memphis against the Grizzlies.

Watch as Fall, Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens talk team’s win over Pacers on Friday night:

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.