The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Matt Mooney to a two-way contract.
Matt Mooney was previously a member of the Memphis Grizzlies organization, playing for their NBA G League affiliate Memphis Hustle. Now Mooney is a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, signing a two-way contract with the team.
Cleveland had one two-way contract spot available to them and utilized it by signing Mooney.
Matt Mooney made three different stops while in college. Playing for Air Force, South Dakota, and Texas Tech. Mooney’s best seasons scoring wise came while at South Dakota, averaging 18.6 and 18.7 points per game from 2016-2018.
In the NBA G League, Mooney appeared in 24 games (22 starts), averaging 12.5 points in 30 minutes per game on 47.7% from the field and 36.4% from deep with the Hustle. Mooney also averaged 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game. The assist numbers are investing, the Cavaliers currently only have one player on the roster averaging more than three assists per game in Darius Garland. Their second-highest assists per game average belongs to Matthew Dellaveodva with 2.7 per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers appear destined to make some deals as the trade deadline approaches. If they end up as sellers, they will need look at their younger players and work on their development. Younger guys like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Kevin Porter Jr. (when/if he returns). Taking what is essentially a flier on Matt Mooney when the team needs to think big picture is not a terrible idea. If the Cavs can find someone who is able to contribute in some manner that is considered a win.