The Cleveland Cavaliers have to clear a spot for Dwyane Wade before he signs with the team. And, at least for now, that won’t involve moving on from someone from the expected roster.
According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the Cavs will cut a training camp invitee to make room for Wade on their 20 man training camp roster. That means veteran center Kendrick Perkins, who was likely to be cut anyway, or the freshly signed JaCorey Williams. Per cleveland.com, the Cavs plan for Williams, a 6’8” forward who was the Conference USA Player of the Year last season at Middle Tennessee State, to end up with the Canton Charge.
Even with this move, the Cavs still have some roster decisions to make. By adding Wade it seems likely that all three of Kay Felder, Jose Calderon and Edy Tavares will be left off the final 15 man roster., The team could also deal Iman Shumpert or Channing Frye to make room, however, and dealing Shumpert (and his $10 million salary) may be the most preferable option. The good news: the Cavs a little bit of time to decide exactly what they want to do.