As first reported by ESPN’s Ty Jerome, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Ty Jerome to a two-year, $5 million deal. Jerome, who turns 26 on July 8, spent laste season with the Golden State Warriors on a two-way deal, appearing in 45 games for Golden State. He averaged 6.9 points and 1.7 rebounds per game while shooting 48.8% from the field and 38.9% from three.
Free agent G Ty Jerome has agreed on a two-year, $5 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2023
Jerome, a University of Virginia product, has also played for the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder in his four-year career.
The move actually reunites Cavs All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell with Jerome. Mitchell shared a photo of him and Jerome as kids after Wojnarowski’s report. And as noted by Marc Stein on his Substack, Cavs president of basketball operations Koby Altman has known Jerome for about a decade.
Jerome projects as a combo guard more than a traditional backup point guard. Cavs fans probably best know for him for the 22-point, 8-assist game he had against the Cavs in Cleveland last year when the Warriors rest all of their key players. Jerome led Golden State to a win in that game.
With Jerome signed, the Cavs have 13 players signed to their roster for next season.