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Cavs waive John Holland, roster down to 16

The team has until Monday at 5 p.m. to cut down to 15 players.

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The Cleveland Cavalires’ roster now stands at 16, as the team has released guard John Holland. The Cavs announced the move Saturday in a press release.

Cavs GM David Griffin still has to cut the roster down to 15 by 5 p.m. on Monday per NBA rules. At the moment, Dahntay Jones, Mo Williams, Jordan McRae and DeAndre Liggins all could be gone by Tuesday’s season opener. The team is trying to trade Williams and McRae to acquire a backup point guard. Jones and Liggins, who are both veteran guards, are candidates to be cut outright.

Holland, who coach Tyronn Lue referred to as ‘Hollins’ at the beginning of training camp, was likely always likely going to be cut regardless of how he played in preseason. After missing the first three games with a back injury, Holland played in the final three and had his best game on Oct. 14 against the Chicago Bulls. In a Cavs loss, he scored 23 points.