The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 19-man training camp roster is now finalized and former Texas Longhorns standout Jonathan Holmes snuck in as a last-second addition.
Media day #GodisGood pic.twitter.com/GAA1f7Qwk9— Jonathan Holmes (@J_Holmes10) September 26, 2016
Holmes will now be among a group of young talent such as Cory Jefferson and veterans including Chris “Birdman” Anderson pushing to make the final 15-man roster in Cleveland.
After four seasons in Austin, Holmes went undrafted in 2015 prior to signing a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but a dislocated shoulder that would ultimately sideline Holmes several months led to the Lakers waiving him prior to the season.
More recently, Holmes competed for the Memphis Grizzlies summer league team, where he averaged 6.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks is 23.2 minutes of action throughout five games.
Considering the Cavs’ roster looks to be mostly intact, it’s unlikely Holmes makes the final cuts, but an opportunity with Cleveland’s D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, looks to be a plausible option.