Cavs sign Goodwin to two-way contract, waive Tacko Fall

The Cleveland Cavaliers converted guard Brandon Goodwin into a two-way contract and waived center Tacko Fall, the team announced Sunday.

Goodwin, 26, was signed to a 10-day contract on December 31 and has appeared in three games for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 22.7 minutes. Goodwin also appeared in seven games (five starts) this season for the Westchester Knicks, the NBA G-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, averaging 15.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.86 steals in 35.1 minutes.

 Last season with the Hawks, Goodwin appeared in 47 games (five starts) and averaged 4.9 points and 2.0 assists in 13.2 minutes. In three previous NBA seasons (2018-2021), Goodwin spent time in Denver and Atlanta.

The 7-6 Fall appeared in 11 games (one start) for the Cavaliers this season. Fall, 26, signed with the team in September and signed a two-way deal with the Cavs in October.

He has also appeared in five games (five starts) for the Cleveland Charge, the Cavs G League affiliate, and averaged 18.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.4 blocks in 27.3 minutes.

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: