With training camp just six days away, the Cleveland Cavaliers have added one more player to their roster. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports, the Cavs have signed free agent forward Austin Daye to a one-year deal.
Free agent forward Austin Daye has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2015
Daye, 27, was selected 15th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played in Detroit for three-and-a-half years before being traded to the Memphis Grizzles. Despite being a mid-first round selection, Daye has been quite the journeyman over his first six years in the league, playing for a total of five teams in that span. For his career, Daye has averaged 5.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting a modest 40.2 percent from the field.
If he were to make the team, Daye would add some depth to the small forward position, as the two players slotted behind LeBron James are veterans Richard Jefferson and James Jones.
The addition of Daye puts the Cavs training camp roster at 15, five less than the maximum of 20 that they are allowed to carry into training camp.