Speculation as to who, if anyone, would take the Cavs 15th allowed roster spot has been put to rest - for a time. According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, Jared Cunningham has secured a place on the team over guard Quinn Cook.
Sources: Jared Cunningham to earn #Cavs final roster spot over Quinn Cook https://t.co/CXsZ3aXUHH— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 24, 2015
With both Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert set to miss time to start the season, and the addition of Tristan Thompson to the frontcourt rotation, the Cavs biggest question mark in terms of depth is in the backcourt. Cunningham showcased athleticism while shooting poorly in the preseason. He averaged over 12 points a game in 25 minutes of action, and shot 36% from the field, 22% from three point range.
With Mo Williams, J.R. Smith, Matthew Dellavedova and Richard Jefferson healthy, I wouldn't expect to see too much of Cunningham early on. Given the Cavs' precarious position of being well into the luxury tax, it will also be interesting to see what the result of the return of Irving might do to Cunningham's spot. In the meantime, though, he gets a spot in the NBA. It's always fun when that happens.