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Cavs recall Kay Felder from Canton

The rookie scored 33 points last night for Cleveland’s D-League affiliate.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled rookie guard Kay Felder from the Canton Charge, according to a press release from the team. The team assigned Felder to the Charge, the team’s D-League affiliate, yesterday prior to the Charge’s game against the Greensboro Swarm.

Felder started at point guard against the Swarm and scored 33 points and dished out seven assists in Canton’s win. His 33 points were a game-high.

It seems possible, if not likely, that Felder will go on assignment to Canton several more times this season. The Charge are only an hour away from Cleveland, meaning he can play there regularly and still practice and play with the Cavs. In the past, Cleveland has used the D-League to develop the likes of Tristan Thompson, Jordan McRae and Joe Harris.

For Felder, Canton is the one place he is likely to get consistent playing time. Barring injury, it seems unlikely at this time that he’ll see regular time in Cleveland. It does, however, make sense to have him on the 15 man roster for most games due for emergency situations. The Charge’s next home game, however, isn’t until Jan. 22 - making it harder to send him on assignment, although not impossible.

For the year, he has appeared in 14 games and is averaging 4.9 points.