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NBA Summer League 2016: Cavs (0-1) take on the Nets (0-0)

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The Cavs look for their first win in the desert.

The Cavs will tip off their second contest of the Las Vegas Summer League today at 1:30 PM local time (4:30 EST) against the Brooklyn Nets in the Thomas & Mack Center.

Cleveland (0-1) comes in looking for stronger performances from their two NBA players on the team in Kay Felder and Jordan McRae. Neither player played poorly in their opening loss to the Bucks, but both left room for improvement. McRae shot 3-15 from the field and 1-8 from 3 and he also had 5 turnovers. He buoyed his performance by shooting 16-17 from the free throw line, but a better shooting performance will certainly be desirable for him.

Felder shot better from the floor (4-11, 0-3 from 3), and displayed good speed getting to the rim and good decision making and vision (5 assists, 0 turnovers). The guard from Oakland will look to string together strong performances with an open spot behind Kyrie Irving at stake.

Other Cavaliers on the bubble of making it to an NBA roster or heading to the D-League/Overseas again are DeAndre Liggins, Cory Jefferson, and Sir'Dominic Pointer. It's incredibly hard to make a roster like the Cavaliers out of Summer League, because teams on title runs simply don't trust young players at the end of the bench in case they're needed (See: James Jones, Dahntay Jones getting minutes in 2 straight NBA Finals), but the Cavaliers have several holes so there is a slim chances one of them might catch on.

The Nets (0-0) will feature NBA roster players Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Sean Kilpatrick, Chris McCullough, and 2016 draftee Isaiah Whitehead.

Trevor and I will have more for you from the arena.