Cavs waive Preston, Harrison; sign Blossomgame, Jones

Billy Preston and his short two-way run with the Cavaliers have come to an end.

Sunday was not a day of rest for the Cleveland Cavaliers, at least not for their front office.

The Cavaliers have waived Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison, both on two-way contracts, according to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com.

In subsequent moves, Cleveland has signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones to two-way deals, Fedor reported.

Preston, a former five-star recruit at Kansas, played with Cleveland’s summer-league squad in Las Vegas and had spent the season with the Cavs’ G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge.

“The Cavs found out pretty quickly that Preston is a great athlete, but does not have NBA skills,” a league source told Amico Hoops.

In 10 games for the Charge, the 21-year-old Preston averaged 6.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, shooting 35.0 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from long distance and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Harrison, 24, signed with Cleveland on Nov. 8 after being waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 1.

He played in 10 games for the Cavaliers, averaging 4.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 14.4 minutes, shooting 30.8 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from the 3-point line.

Blossomgame, 25, a 6-foot-7, 219-pound forward, was a second-round picked by the San Antonio Spurs in 2017. The Charge recently signed him and waived John Holland.

In five games with the Charge, he is averaging 17.2 points and shooting 49.2 percent from the field, including 38.1 percent from deep.

Jones, 25, a 6-7, 223-pound forward, earned a spot on the 2017 D-League All-Star squad. He was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans in January and spent the rest of last season with the Dallas Mavericks on a two-way pact.

Appearing in 12 games for Dallas last season, Jones averaged 5.8 points in 13.4 minutes.

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