Cavaliers Rumors: Valentine, Garland, Warriors, Coaching Changes

Denzel Valentine - AP

The Cavaliers have signed Denzel Valentine, according to their team site. The first year of the contract is partially guaranteed while the second year is non-guaranteed, Chris Fedor of cleveland.com relays.

Valentine has spent the last five years with the Bulls after being selected by them with the 14th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft out of Michigan State.

Valentine averaged 7.4 points including 35.7 percent from three during his time in Chicago.

More Cavaliers Rumors

  • Stephen Curry is extremely high on Darius Garland, veteran sportswriter Jackie MacMullan said while appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast.” “I talked to Steph Curry a couple weeks ago, and I was asking him about young players he might have reached out to and guess who he said?” MacMullan remarked. “Darius Garland, Darius Garland, he loves Darius Garland a lot, a lot, a lot. He thinks that kid is gonna be a flat-out star.” (h/t Cavaliers Nation) The fifth overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft saw a significant increase in his scoring, assist and shooting percent averages last season. Getting a vote of confidence from one of the best point guards of all time should boost his confidence heading into next season.

  • The Cavs have made a couple of changes to their coaching staff, Fedor passes along. Dan Geriot will now become the head coach of the G League affiliate Canton Charge, as Geriot previously served as an assistant coach on J.B. Bickerstaff’s bench. Meanwhile, recent Canton head coach Nate Reinking will join the Cavs as an assistant.

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