Cavaliers to sign Harrison, waive Holland

Andrew Harrison averaged 9.5 points in 56 games with the Grizzlies last season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are signing free-agent guard Andrew Harrison, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN.

To make room for Harrison, the Cavs will waive shooting guard John Holland, who has been on a two-way contract and playing for the Canton Charge of the G-League.

“Cleveland will keep Harrison on NBA roster as long as he’s with franchise — no G League assignment,” Wojnarowski reported. “He can spend 45 days with Cavs before team must convert him to NBA deal.”

Harrison was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 1.

His release came as a bit of a surprise, as he had become a regular part of the rotation last season under Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff.

Harrison is 6-foot-6 and averaged 9.5 points and 3.2 assists in 56 games last season. He was drafted by the second round of the 2015 draft (44th overall) by the Phoenix Suns, declaring for the draft following his sophomore year at Kentucky.

Holland is 6-5 and appeared in 24 games for the Cavs last season, averaging 2.3 points.