In anticipation of signing Dwyane Wade, the Cleveland Cavaliers have waived JaCorey Williams. Williams was on a non-guaranteed training camp contract deal and plans to find another team to sign with soon, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical:
Sources: Cleveland plans to waive rookie JaCorey Williams to clear roster spot and sign Dwyane Wade. Williams plans to find next team soon.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 27, 2017
By waiving Williams, the Cavs were able to fit Wade into their 20-man training camp roster. However, before the season starts the team will need to trim their roster down to 15. They also have the flexibility to have two additional two-way contracts on top of the 15.
There’s little chance that Kendrick Perkins makes the final roster, but what the Cavs do beyond that point could be interesting. They can waive both of Kay Felder and Edy Tavares, with the intention of signing one of them to a two-way contract after the fact. Both have non-guaranteed contracts and meet the requirements for a two-way deal. They could sign both to two-way deals, but that would require waiving John Holland, who is currently signed to a two-way deal.
If the Cavs go that route, it would get their roster down to 16 and only require them to trade or waive one more of the remaining players. After a summer full of change, we’re finally getting closer to seeing what this team will look like heading into the 2017-2018 season.