Who is on the Cavs’ 2023 Las Vegas Summer League roster?

Craig Porter Jr., Wichita State Shockers. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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The Bigs

Pete Nance

The name Nance is part of Cavaliers history and this latest Nance, Pete, who stands at 6-foot-10, will have to work this Summer League and offseason to get more of an opportunity with his father and brother’s former team.

Nance could get a spot with the Charge moving forward. Cleveland has already given Craig Porter Jr. and Isaiah Mobley two-way contracts, and they will likely give Emoni Bates the other. Nance potentially receiving a G League deal wouldn’t seem so out of the question, though.

Nance grew up near Cleveland and was reminiscing recently how he’d watch those old Lebron James teams when he was a 10-year-old. He described all of this with the Cavaliers as a dream come true in recent Summer League media availability.

The lanky 6-foot-10 big man describes himself as having a high basketball IQ and being a mobile big man who is getting better with his outside jump shot.

It’s reasonable to think that we haven’t heard the last of Nance after these summer games. Legacy matters still and Nance could be a player the Cavaliers will look to join the varsity squad in a year or two.

Isaiah Mobley

Mobley just recently signed a two-way contract to split his time with the organization between the Cavs and Charge. He’s the younger brother of Evan Mobley but he’s making a name for himself as well.

Mobley recently described Summer League recently as it being like the “AAU of professional basketball.” There won’t be great defense and we’ll likely see more run-and-gun offenses.

He talked about working on his touch on his inside shots and then working on his catch-and-shoot play. He’ll see what he does in these “AAU-type” games but he likely has a bright future with the Cavs.

Khalifa Diop

Diop was a second-round pick of the Cavaliers a year ago and has played for Gran Canaria in the Spanish Basketball League this past year. He’s eager to play for the big league club here in Cleveland but we’ll just have to see how things play out here after the outings in Vegas.

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