Cavs sign Ed Davis to one-year contract; Tacko Fall in HBO 'Real Sports' segment

Marla Ridenour
Akron Beacon Journal
FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Ed Davis looks up during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Davis from the New York Knicks for Jacob Evans III, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-round draft pick in a trade finalized Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Eleven-year veteran power forward Ed Davis signed with the Cavaliers Wednesday, the team announced.

Davis, 6-foot-9 and 225 pounds, the 13th overall pick of the Toronto Raptors in 2010, spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He appeared in 23 games (seven starts) and averaged 2.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.0 minutes.

Davis received a one-year, non-guaranteed contract, a league source confirmed.

Davis, 32, has also played for the Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz. In 691 career games (103 starts), he has averaged 6.2 points and 6.6 rebounds in 19.6 minutes while shooting .566 from the field.

Davis has appeared in 33 career postseason games with Memphis, Portland and Brooklyn, averaging 3.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.

The Cavs also signed guard Justin James to the training camp roster. James, 6-7 and 190 pounds, played in 36 games last season with the Sacramento Kings.

On Tuesday, the Cavs waived guard Brodric Thomas and center Mifiondu Kabengele.

The Cavs visit the Indiana Pacers for their final preseason game on Friday. They open the regular season on Oct. 20 at Memphis, with the home opener against the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tacko Fall, center, goofs around as his teammate Jarrett Allen, left, has his picture taken during Cavs Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, in Independence, Ohio.

Tacko Fall part of HBO's Real Sports 'NBA Giants' segment on Oct. 19

Cavs center Tacko Fall will be included in the “NBA Giants” segment on the next episode of HBO’s Real Sports, which airs from 10-11 p.m. ET on Oct. 19 and streams on HBO Max.

The show looks at some of the world’s tallest men — standing 7-5 or more — who have been lured to America from overseas to try to make it in the NBA. Fall, 7-5 and 311 pounds, was born in Dakar, Senegal.

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