3 players the Cavaliers could sign on 10-day contracts

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In the NBA, 10-day contracts are valuable. You can sign a player to two 10-day contracts, so for 20 days, you can see if a player fits into your system and the player could eventually be signed to a minimum contract afterwards. Looking at players such as Lance Stephenson, Stanley Johnson, and Gary Payton II, all of those players got a normal contract after their 10-day contracts were over, and got to play with the team for the rest of the season.

10-day contracts are not expensive, compared to normal NBA contracts. Obviously, I am not a general manager, so I do not know the exact details of a 10-day contract. However, like I said, they are valuable. 10-day contracts are really underrated, in the terms of usefulness. You’ll never know if a basketball player will be really good for your team, or terrible.

I remember years ago, the Cavs signed Cameron Payne to two 10-day contracts, and eventually, he was not signed back with the team on a normal contract. However, this was probably the best for his career, as he went on and signed with the Phoenix Suns later and became one of the best backup point guards in the NBA.

Anyway, let’s look at what the Cavs could use out of a 10-day contract. This player would first and foremost have to fit in with the team well, both on the basketball court, and in the locker room. Whoever this player would be, they’d also want to be willing to put in the work, and want to be in Cleveland.

With all of that said, let’s get into three potential targets the Cavs could sign.