The search to fill out the roster continues for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After working out Tyler Ulis, JaKarr Sampson, Alan Williams, and Marcus Georges-Hunt yesterday, the team held a second day of workouts.
Tyler Ulis was the one returning member for the Thursday workouts. He was joined by Kobi Simmons, Brandon Paul, and Rodney Purvis.
The workout was first reported by Michael Scotto of The Athletic:
The Cleveland Cavaliers brought in free agents Tyler Ulis, Kobi Simmons, Brandon Paul and Rodney Purvis for a workout today, The Athletic has learned.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 6, 2018
Ulis being brought back for a second day of workouts is certainly interesting. It could be a sign that the team is considering offering him a contract, or just that they felt they didn’t see enough with his previous workout.
The other thing of note is that this day of workouts seems to be focused on guard play. With Ulis and Simmons both as point guards, and Purvis and Paul playing shooting guard last season.
Out of the four Ulis is the only one that has played for more than one season. Ulis, 22, is also the only player of the four that didn’t enter last season undrafted.
Simmons is a 21-year-old 6’5” point guard that played 32 games for the Memphis Grizzlies last season. Purvis, 24, played just 16 games for the Orlando Magic last season. While Brandon Paul is a 27-year-old shooting guard that played 64 games for the San Antonio Spurs last season.
While Paul had success shooting the ball in Europe, it didn’t translate to his rookie season. In fact, none of the four have displayed any ability to shoot the ball. However Paul’s European success probably would be the Cavs best chance at adding a shooter.
Again, these workouts don’t necessarily guarantee any of the players will be signed by the team. But it seems as though the Cavs may be looking to add another guard to their rotation.