The Cavs may only have two regular season games left, but they aren’t done tinkering with their roster. Earlier today the team released DeAndre Liggins, who came in as a camp invitee and stuck around much longer than many expected. He brought defense and toughness during his run, but couldn’t sustain offense for an extended period of time.
According to a report from Chris Reichert, an editor at The Step Back, and the best reporter of the D-League that we have, Dahntay Jones will replace him.
Jones is a familiar face; he was a member of the Cavs championship team a year ago. Jones put together a few solid sequences during Game 6 of the NBA Finals for the Cavs, and has spent much of the season working out in Cleveland, hoping to join the team for another playoff run. He has good relationships with a lot of Cavaliers, including Kyrie Irving, and represents another veteran.
If he’s in shape, and I believe he is, he brings hardnosed defense and the ability to make open threes. He’s also another grown up for the locker room.