The Cleveland Cavaliers have been gutted with injuries to begin the 2017-2018 NBA season. Already missing Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson, the team will now be without both Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert for at least a week.
In order to address this issue, the team will be calling up John Holland from the G-League. Holland signed a two-way contract with the team earlier this summer.
The news was first reported by Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, later confirmed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
Cavs source confirms the team will likely bring 2-way player John Holland on the trip to DET with guards Shumpert, Rose and Thomas out, as @joevardon previously reported.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 18, 2017
As was noted in the tweet, Holland is on a 2-way contract with the Cavs. The stipulation for players on this contract is that they cannot spend more than 45 days with their NBA team. Otherwise they would need to sign an NBA contract to remain with the team.
This season Holland is averaging 24 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game in his first four games with the Canton Charge. Though, 43 of his points did come in one game. For his G-League career, Holland has shot 49.6 percent from the floor and 36.1 percent from three.
Holland’s lone NBA action came in the 2016 playoffs where he played one minute for the Boston Celtics. He missed his only shot and did not record any other statistics during that time.