Three new players added to Cavaliers roster

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Cavaliers
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The Cleveland Cavaliers added three players as the NBA trading deadline passed on Thursday afternoon.  They also traded two players and cut another.

Added to the roster are guard Baron Davis, forward Luke Harangody, and center Semih Erden.  Gone are guard Mo Williams, and forwards Jamario Moon and Leon Powe. 

Baron Davis has played in 43 games this season and is averaging 12.8 points, 7.0 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game.  The 6’3 point guard has career averages of 16.5 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game.  The 12.8 points per game average is his lowest since his rookie season in 99-00.  He has appeared in two all star games and has been a member of the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Clippers before being traded to the Cavaliers. 

Luke Harangody is a rookie that appeared in 28 games for the Boston Celtics.  He is averaging 2.3 points, and 2.0 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game.  The 6’7 forward had a career high 17 points and 11 rebounds against the Toronto Raptors on January 11th.  Harangody played four years in college at Notre Dame, where he was a three time Big East first team member, was a second team All American twice, and a third team All American once.  He was the Big East player of the year following his sophomore season. 

Semih Erden is another rookie who has played in 37 games, including starting 7 of them for the Boston Celtics.  The 6’11 center from Turkey averages 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game.  He had a career high 14 points against the Utah Jazz on January on January 21st and a career high 11 rebounds against the Washington Wizards on January 22nd.  He is a member of the Turkish national team and was a two time All-Star in the Turkish League.  He played professionally for seven seasons in Turkey.  He will turn 25 in July.


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