Mar 5, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Ryan Hollins (5) waits to enter the action during a game against the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena. Utah won 109-100. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

Cavaliers Waive Center Ryan Hollins


The unproductive bench-riding center Ryan Hollins was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hollins, whose contract was going to expire at the end of the season, was going to be let go by the Cavaliers sooner or later, so this move was imminent.

Cavaliers rookie forward Tristan Thompson started at center for the first time in his career Monday night against the Hawks and had his best performance of the season. Thompson, whose shots mainly came low in the key, scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. With this performance the Cavaliers figured since Ryan Hollins hadn’t played in the last two games, that they’d just release him now instead of waiting until the end of the season.

Hollins was averaging 3.7 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game before being released by the Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 20.

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