It’s an odd place for the Cavaliers to be in to be concerned about who is playing for their summer league roster after four years of cast-offs and undrafted free agents. Things have changed, and finding diamonds in the rough is going to be an important task moving forward.
To that end, the Cavs were dealt a minor blow on Thursday before Summer League kicks off, as Bonzie Colson will not play for the team, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Colson is also no longer listed on the Cavs’ roster.
Notre Dame standout Bonzie Colson will not play on the Cavs' summer league team in Las Vegas as he rehabs from the fracture in his left foot that he suffered in the NIT, according to multiple team sources.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 5, 2018
Colson was a long-shot to make the team, but had name cachet and talent despite a career that often left him on the sidelines due to injury. With that said, losing Colson and replacing his minutes with somebody with less promise is a disappointment any way you cut it, however minor.
The versatile forward averaged 19.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Fighting Irish in 2017-18, but only played 21 games due to injury.
Cavaliers Summer League action starts on July 6 at 9 p.m. EST.