Cleveland Cavaliers sign Scotty Hopson


The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Sonny Hopson, the team announced Monday. Acting General Manager announced the move at Cleveland Clinic Courts. From team’s press release:

Hopson appeared in 12 league games this year for Anadolu Efes in the Turkish Basketball league, where he averaged 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game. He also played in 11 Euroleague games for Anadolu Efes, averaging 15.5 points on .625 shooting and 4.2 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game.

The 6-7, 204-pound guard played in three 2013 NBA Summer League games for the Miami Heat and averaged 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.0 minutes per game, including 22 points, two assists and three steals in 26 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets on July 8.

Hopson, who went undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft after averaging 12.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 103 career games at the University of Tennessee, spent the 2011-12 season with Kolossos Rodou of the Greek League and the 2012-13 season with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli League.

According to Brian Windhorst, the deal will be worth a pro-rated salary $2.5 million this season and a non-guaranteed $2.5 million next season.  Along with Hopson, Anderson Varejao and Alonzo Gee also have non-guaranteed contracts for next season.

Hopson likely will provide depth for the Cavaliers over the remainder of the season. Guard Seth Curry will not be signed to a second 10-day contract and no return date has been set for Kyrie Irving’s return from a bicep strain.

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