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Cleveland Cavaliers News: Cavs sign forward Arinze Onuaku to 10 day contract

The Cavs have signed Syracuse Alum Arinze Onuaku, of the D League's Canton Charge.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Arinze Onuaku. Cleveland opened up a roster spot when they traded Henry Sims and Earl Clark to the Philadelphia 76ers.

- Onuaku is 6'9, 275, and went to Syracuse, like Dion Waiters, averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds his senior season.

- Prior to this he has been playing for the Canton Charge of the NBADL, averaging 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game.

- He spent the preseason and first few games of the season with the New Orleans Pelicans, tallying 2 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists in 15 minutes of action in their season opener against the Pacers, and 1 point and 2 rebounds in 10 minutes against the Orlando Magic.

Built like a house, but slow of foot, Onuaku fits the mold of former Cavaliers Samardo Samuels and Kevin Jones. Long term he does not figure to stay with the team, as I'm sure there are other guys they would love to have in for 10 days to get a look at as well (Manny Harris, Vander Blue, and Orlando Johnson come to mind).

Short term, I find it interesting that the team has such a guard shortage, missing CJ Miles and Dion Waiters, and is looking at a big man instead of a third ball handler. It makes me somewhat worried about Anderson Varejao. Injuries aside, not sure how much time he gets, with Spencer Hawes, Tyler Zeller, Tristan Thompson, and Anthony Bennett all healthy and playing well.