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Cavaliers send Felix, Sims to Canton

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced yesterday that guard/forward Carrick Felix and center Henry Sims have been sent down the Wine & Gold’s NBA D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge. Sims had appeared in six games, holding averages of 1.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Felix, the Cavaliers second round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, had appeared in three games, averaging 1.3 points per game. Per NBA rules, both players will be placed on the Cavaliers inactive list. They will also be able to be recalled at anytime.

Canton’s roster is normally limited to 10 players, but can have 12 to accommodate NBA players sent down by their respective franchise.

The Charge actually played last night, and per Kevin Fay, Felix made his presence immediately felt.

This is probably a good move for both young players, as with several players ahead of them in Cleveland, they’ll actually get some work in while in Canton. In particular, I think is a good move for Felix. In Cleveland, he is behind C.J. Miles, Dion Waiters, Alonzo Gee, Earl Clark and fellow rookies Matthew Dellavedova and Sergey Karasev. He is lacking on the offensive end, so this should be a good chance for him to improve. As for Sims, he is the only true center on the Charge roster, meaning he should be able to play heavy minutes early.

Also on the Canton roster are Kevin Jones (who played in 32 games for the Cavaliers last season), guard Michael Lee (who was waved in training camp) and Syracuse product of Arinze Onuaku.

As it stands, the Cavaliers roster stands at 13. The Cavaliers will be able to fill those spots with 10-day contracts come January 5th. They can also recall Felix and Sims anytime they so choose.

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