The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to bring back forward Tyler Cook with a 10-day contract. Cleveland waived Cook earlier in the week.
Make that two players signed to 10-day contracts by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tyler Cook is back with the Cavs after Cleveland waived him earlier in the week. Cleveland also brought back Alfonzo McKinnie earlier in the day.
The Cavs are in need of healthy players as they being a six game road trip. Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to miss another 4-6 weeks and Dante Exum will not play Friday in Detroit. Exum will miss his second straight game with the flu. The Cavaliers were already without Larry Nance Jr., so finding someone who isn’t a guard was absolutely necessary. The Cavaliers have plenty of guards on the roster.
Tyler Cook has played sparingly this season, appearing in only six games. Cook averages two points and 0.8 rebounds in 2.8 minutes per game. A heavy contribution from Cook should not be expected. At worst he is someone to throw in the game if the game is a blowout.
While players such as Tyler Cook and Alfonzo McKinnie are not essential players on the roster, they are at least familiar with the team. In a situation when a team needs players to fill out the roster, players who are familiar with the organization are a plus. They know their teammates, coaches, and plays on offense and defense. Familiarity seems to be the determining factor in agreeing to both 10-day contracts.