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As reported by AmicoHoops on July 22, the Cavs had expressed interest in both Thornwell and free agent shooting guard Ben McLemore this offseason. McLemore signed a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets several days later.
Thornwell appeared in 64 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, his second in the NBA, but wasn’t offered much time. His salary of $1.6 million was to become guaranteed July 20. He was waived by the Clippers two weeks before that.
The Clippers drafted Thornwell in the second round (No. 48 overall) of the 2017 draft. He averaged just 4.9 minutes per game in 2018-19.