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Canton Charge weekly roundup: The Kay Felder showcase

The Cavs’ rookie point guard had quite the week in the D-League.

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This week in the D-League, it was on big Kay Felder showcase as Deron Williams enters the picture in Cleveland.

What happened this week

Sunday, Feb. 26: Canton Charge vs. Maine Red Claws

Against the Boston Celtics’ D-League affiliate, the Charge won 105-88 at home. Kay Felder led all scorers with 30 points on 11-22 shooting. John Holland added 27 points and 8 rebounds. Canton also played another game without Quinn Cook, who is currently signed to the Dallas Mavericks.

Kay Felder highlights:

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Canton Charge vs. Greensboro Swarm

Kay Felder, again on assignment with Canton, was one of three Charge players to score above 20 points. The team held off a late Swarm rally to pick up a 114-08 win. Felder finished with 25 points, while John Holland also had 25 points and Jonathan Holmes added 23.

Kay Felder highlights:

Saturday, March 4: Canton Charge vs. Fort Wayne Mad Ants

In the Charge’s last game of the week, Canton win 121-116 in one of the most exciting Charge games this season. Felder scored a season-high 41 points and was 13-13 from the line in the win. This game also marked Tyler Hansbrough’s D-League debut.

Kay Felder highlights:

Player of the Week

Kay Felder, with Deron Williams now on the Cavs, is going to be spending a lot more time in Canton. And while he’s playing at a lower level in Canton as opposed to Cleveland, Felder has been showing out with the Charge.

Two examples from Canton’s game on Saturday standout. First, here’s him poking free a steal and zooming to the other end:

And here’s some wicked body control on a layup. This, in particular, is a skill he could put to use with the Cavs:

Felder also had this nice pass against the Swarm where it wasn’t perfect, but showed an ability to adjust on the fly:

Play of the Week

Kay Felder hit a three from Steph Curry range on Saturday. What he does with the Charge may not always translate, but it is fun.

The Week Ahead

Reminder: All of these games air on Facebook live.

Sunday, March 5: Canton Charge vs. Westchester Knicks

The Charge enter Sunday’s game fourth in the East. With a win there against the New York Knicks’ D-League affiliate - who are five games behind games behind the Charge in the standings - Canton could do itself a favor as the D-League playoff picture continue to develop. Tipoff is at 2 p.m. in Canton. Notables on Westchester’s roster include Von Wafer and Vanderbilt product Josh Jenkins. Charge guard Jordon Crawford was also acquired by Canton from Westchester.

Wednesday, March 8: Canton Charge at Windy City Bulls

In another Eastern Conference showdown, the Cavs head on the road to face the Windy City Bulls. Like the Knicks, the Bulls are behind Canton in the East standings and the Charge have a chance to pick up a win over a team they should beat. Notables on the Windy City roster include Alec Brown and Will Bynum. Tipoff is at 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 11: Canton Charge vs. Austin Spurs

To wrap up the week, the Charge return to their home arena to face the West’s fourth-worst team. In short: every team the Charge face this week are currently under .500. With playoff positioning tight, the Charge do have a chance to capitalize and separate themselves from teams like Fort Wayne, Maine and Delaware. Notables on Austin’s roster include Bryn Forbes and Cory Jefferson. Jefferson was in camp with the Cavs. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. in Canton.