The Cavaliers made a relatively surprising move on Thursday afternoon by announcing that Manny Harris has been waived and Mychel Thompson will be the 15th man on the roster.
Mychel Thompson and Manny Harris were competing for the last spot as backup SG on the Cavaliers roster throughout the abbreviated preseason. Unfortunately for Harris, he suffered a foot injury and has been unable to participate in training camp and preseason games. From what I hear, he is still a few weeks away from being able to play. I really liked the potential that Manny showed last season and think he deserved a shot. I guess the Cavaliers front office disagreed.
The Cavs roster currently sits at the designated 15 players and will remain that way unless there are further roster transactions. Hopefully we'll get a statement from Byron Scott and Chris Grant to better explain why they chose to go with Thompson over Harris.
Editor Note: I posted this a little while ago and have now given it more thought. I don't like this move at all. Mychel Thompson showed me very little in the preseason games. Granted, I am not at training camp practices to see him, but from what I saw, it was pretty "meh". Manny Harris showed that he could be pretty useful for an NBA team. Don't like this move at all.