August 26, 2014

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers sign PG Ben Uzoh; Irving out for weekend

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed PG Ben Uzoh to a 10-day contract. The Cavaliers have been playing short-handed with injuries to Anthony Parker, Daniel Gibson (who returned Wednesday) and now Kyrie Irving due to a concussion. With games tonight and tomorrow, and Irving’s status still in the air, the Cavaliers needed a PG.

In 12 games (all starts), Uzoh has averaged 16.8 points on .525 shooting, 6.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 34.4 minutes per game with the Vipers. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound point guard was named the D-League Performer of the Week for games played Jan. 16-22 after averaging 22.3 points on .651 shooting, 8.3 assists and 7.3 rebounds in 37.0 minutes and leading Rio Grande Valley to a perfect 3-0 week. He scored a season-high 31 points to go with 10 assists for his first double-double of the season in a 116-104 road win over the Reno Bighorns on Jan. 21.

The 23-year-old from Tulsa spent the 2010-11 season with the New Jersey Nets, playing in 42 games and posting averages of 3.8 points on .424 shooting, 1.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 10.4 minutes per game.

(UPDATE: the team has confirmed PG Kyrie Irving will miss tonight and tomorrow with his concussion.)

[Realted: Video: Kyrie Irving Pushes Pepsi Max]

  • Harv 21

    I feel a drinking game coming on.

  • Chucky Brown

    ok, im officially in panic mode about the KIncussion

    on a side note Ben Uzoh’s wikipedia page already has him listed as member of the CAvs

  • http://twitter.com/GreatestHurley Jason Hurley

    Panic mode?  Why?

  • http://twitter.com/GreatestHurley Jason Hurley

    Panic mode?  Why?

  • Chucky Brown

    see Sidney Crosby, Justim Morneau etc.

  • http://twitter.com/GreatestHurley Jason Hurley

    Seems premature for that.  If he ends up missing a lot of time, I can see that concern coming up.  But missing 4 days?