Cavaliers signing undrafted center Bolden to camp contract

Former Duke center Marques Bolden is excited about going to training camp with the Cavs.

The Cavaliers are signing center Marques Bolden to an Exhibit 10 training camp contract, league sources told Amico Hoops.

Bolden is 6-foot-11 and went undrafted out of Duke. He averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds last season as a junior, making a name for himself as an athletic defensive presence next to Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett.

Bolden averaged 6.8 points and 4.0 boards during summer league.

The Cavs have 13 players under guaranteed contracts, with one of two two-way slots available. Bolden will be eligible for those — though he will have some competition, as the Cavs are expected to have 20 players in training camp when it begins in late September.

Undrafted power forward Dean Wade (Kansas) has already secured one two-way contract. The Cavs reportedly have also offered an Exhibit 10 deal to second-year guard J.P Macura, previously of the Charlotte Hornets and G League.

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, minimum salary deal. It includes an “Exhibit 10 attachment,” which allows teams to convert the contract to a two-way deal as they see fit.

Chris Fedor of first reported the Bolden signing.