Samardo Samuels will reportedly play in summer league for the Clippers.
Samuels signed a two-month contract to play in Israel back in April after the Cavs waived him in January, and he could never stay out of Byron Scott's dog house long enough to get a stable spot in Cleveland's rotation. The Clippers will reportedly give him a look to see if he has improved his game after a short time overseas.
The Clippers have both Byron Scott and Mike Malone on their list of candidates for head coach, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Both Scott and Malone are known to have a close relationship with the franchise's star Chris Paul, so it's not a shock to see either name on the list. Scott was let go by the Cavs after the season while Malone has been an assistant with Mark Jackson on the Warriors bench and is gaining steam as a head coaching candidate for a few teams.
Cavs general manager Chris Grant said he's open to trading the No. 1 pick in June's draft.
It's been 20 years since the last time the No. 1 overall choice was dealt, but it might be Cleveland's best option in a draft lacking any sure-fire franchise players. At the very least, it's in Grant's best interest to at least create the illusion the pick is available and hopefully create a marketplace for it. Nerlens Noel and Kansas SG Ben McLemore are currently the two players most likely to be drafted with the top choice.
The Cavs will "investigate trade options" with the No. 1 pick, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
As Windhorst notes, the Cavs have two first round picks, "interest in improving fast" and a fair deal of cap space, so Cleveland is in a good position after winning the draft lottery. It wouldn't surprise us at all to see the Cavs flirt with dealing the pick, but it's going to take a substantial offer to get GM Chris Grant to bite.
The Cavaliers got some luck in the NBA lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft.
The Magic, who had the best odds at landing No. 1, fell to No. 2, with the Wizards moving all the way up to the No. 3 pick despite having the eighth best odds of doing so. The rest of the lottery is as follows: 4. Charlotte, 5. Phoenix, 6. New Orleans Pelicans, 7. Sacramento, 8. Detroit, 9. Minnesota, 10. Portland, 11. Philadelphia, 12. Oklahoma City (via Toronto), 13. Dallas, 14. Utah. Big man Nerlens Noel is a favorite to be the No. 1 pick and would fit in with the Cavaliers, while Kansas SG Ben McLemore is also a possibility to be taken with the No. 1 pick. It also would not be surprising to see the Cavs move the pick if they can get what they want for it. The latest Rotoworld NBA Mock Draft will be updated early on Wednesday.
Mike Brown has invited Hungarian C Greg Somogyi to the Cavaliers' mini-camp.
The Lakers signed Somogyi for Summer League and training camp last year, and the 23-year-old impressed Brown enough to earn a look from the Cavs. Size is always coveted and Somogyi is 7'3" and 242 pounds, but his skill-level and athleticism could prevent him from ever getting a foothold in the NBA. He's averaging just 12.8 minutes per game with his current team in Spain.