Sir’Dominic Pointer, who the Cleveland Cavaliers selected in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft, has signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Eilat B.C. of the Israeli Basketball Premier League per Sportando.
Per the report, the Cavs are cooperating with the club and will continue to monitor Pointer’s progress. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Since the Cavs selected Pointer, he hasn’t been on their regular 15 man roster. Instead, he has spent his career playing with the Canton Charge, Cleveland’s D-League affiliate, while also playing in the Cavs’ Las Vegas Summer League team the past two summers. Last season in Canton, Pointer played 20.3 minutes per game while averaging 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.
At this point in his career, Pointer isn’t an NBA caliber player. He hasn’t developed a shot yet - he shot 44.3 percent from the field and 17.2 percent from three with the Charge - and that limits his potential value with the Cavs.
If Pointer develop over the next two years in Israel, he could maybe become a rotation player for the Cavs. And perhaps him heading overseas will allow him to grow while also making more money than he’d make in Canton.