Following in the footsteps of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert, and J.R. Smith, Toney Douglas looks to move on from his days as a New York Knick and win an NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavs announced the signing Monday, adding a veteran point guard into the competition to back-up Kyrie Irving.
Douglas spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans where he averaged 8.7 points and 2.6 assists a game in 61 appearances. He also shot an encouraging 39.9 percent from behind the arc last year and is a career 36 percent three point shooter.
Prior to the signing, the Cavs only candidates to back-up Irving were Jordan McRae and Kay Felder. While there are reasons to believe both players may be able to fill in, having some form of a veteran at the position is probably a safe policy. Although there’s no guarantee Douglas will make the opening night roster:
Toney Douglas' deal includes zero guaranteed money, a league source tells ESPN. It's a make-good contract. Will have a chance to earn a spot— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) October 3, 2016
To make room for Douglas, the Cavaliers have waived big man Eric Moreland.