The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that they have recalled rookie forward Sergey Karasev, rookie forward Carrick Felix and center Henry Sims from the Canton Charge. General Manager Chris Grant announced the move from the Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Karasev, Sims and Felix all appeared in the Charge’s last game, a 94-91 overtime victory over the Tulsa 66ers, the minor league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Felix, the Cavaliers second round pick this past June, finished with five points, five boards and three assists in 19 minutes. Sims added 12 points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes, while Karasev added 16 points and three rebounds in 30 minutes. West Virginia product Kevin Jones, who spent over 30 games with the Wine & Gold last season, led all Charge players with 24 points (10 of which came from the free throw line) and nine rebounds.
The biggest benefactor of this move has to be Karasev, who was the Cavaliers’ nineteenth overall pick this past June. Considering that Matthew Dellavedova still receives minutes off Mike Brown’s bench on a regular basis, we could see Karasev get some playing time as well. He also is going to benefit from getting coached by Mike Brown on daily basis – especially when it comes to learning how to play defense at the NBA level. Despite the fact that one James Posey is on the Charge coaching staff, the Russian (and his fellow rookies) are going to learn far more from Brown.
All in all, however, don’t expect any of these young talents to stick in the rotation anytime soon and they will likely taking the hour or so car ride from Cleveland to Canton again here in the near future. This is especially true in the case of Felix and Sims, as they’ve only played when games are out of reach.
But what do you have to say? Where would you like the Cavaliers to have their three young talents play, in Canton or Cleveland? Let us know in the comments below.