The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Stephen Holt, Chris Crawford and Shane Edwards to contracts, meaning each player will compete for a roster spot in training camp. While it would be quite unlikely for one of these players to make the 15 man roster that the team will enter the regular season with, they will try to show enough in camp to earn one of the teams four D-league designations. The Cavaliers announced the Edwards and Crawford signings in a press release. The Holt signing was reported yesterday by David Pick of Eurobasket and other sites.
To refresh, an NBA team is allowed to have 15 players on their roster and four players in the D-league. You can not call up one of your players from the D-league unless you have an open spot on your NBA roster.
Crawford had been signed by the Cavaliers two weeks ago but was released after the Cavs acquired Keith Bogans. I guess there was some sort of contractual reason behind releasing him and re-signing him now, but the specifics of both deals have not been released.
Shane Edwards played most of last season for the Canton Charge. Edwards had also signed a 10-day contract last season with the Cavaliers. He played in two games and shot 1-3 combined in those games.
As for Holt, throughout his four years playing at St. Mary's, he averaged 10.8 points a game on 44.3 percent shooting from the floor and 38.1 percent from the 3-point range. The Cavs experienced a fair amount of success last season in picking up an undrafted point guard from St. Mary's last year in Matthew Dellavedova and are possibly looking to repeat that success with STEVE HOLT!