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The Cavaliers signed and waived former second-round draft pick Sir’Dominic Pointer over the weekend, according to Kelsey Russo of The Athletic.
While the move won’t mean much as far as the Cavs’ final roster, it does mean the possibility exists he will find his way back to the G League’s Canton Charge, where he can try to play his way up to the parent club.
Pointer, 27, is a 6-foot-6 shooting guard/small forward who was selected with the No. 53 overall pick in 2015. The Cavs kept him as a draft-and-stash prospect — though he had yet to sign with the organization.
Pointer has spent his first four seasons playing in Israel, Lebanon and Hungary, as well as with the Charge.
Teams must sign players to qualifying tender offers (or non-guaranteed minimum-salary deals) to maintain their draft rights. It is believed Porter signed the tender and was then released.
Because he signed a tender and not a normal free agent contract, the Cavs did not have to make another roster move. Their training camp roster is currently at the league limit of 20.