Cavaliers sign Sam Merrill
The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to give Sam Merrill a chance. Taking advantage of the fact that there was a gap in the team, Ohio signed a 10-day contract for the shooting guard, Shams Charania and Kelly Russo, reporters from the athlete. So the former Grizzlies will have the option to find a place for himself in the Bickerstaff team, which he will be able to see how he fits in before deciding whether or not to continue counting on him.
Merrill was part of the Cleveland Charge of the G League this season, with whom he averaged 16.4 points in 35 games with an accuracy rate of 43.1% on three-pointers. Sam had to make that option after he was cut by the Sacramento Kings, with whom he signed a two-year contract but chose to fire him before the regular season began.
The shooting guard has 36 NBA starts: 30 with Milwaukee during the 20-21 season and 6 with the Grizzlies in the 21-22 season. With 40% efficiency on the outside shot, his ability to score from the perimeter was always his great strength, but it was not enough on its own to establish himself in the league and always made him play very minor roles. We’ll see if he manages to reverse that trend with the Cavaliers or if he ends up only spending 10 days on the roster.
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