Cavs D-League Team to Be Called the ‘Canton Charge’

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced that their new NBA D-League team will be called the Canton Charge and sport the same colors as the Cavaliers.

Cavaliers Team President Len Komoroski made the announcement along side Cavaliers Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Marek, Canton Mayor William J. Healy II and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce President Denny Saunier on Thursday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, which will serve as home court for the Charge.

In June the Cavaliers became just the fifth NBA team to run its own D-League team, joining the Lakers, Golden State, Oklahoma City and San Antonio, after ownership rights to the former New Mexico Thunderbirds were acquired.

The Cavs previously had an agreement with the Erie Bayhawks, who recently signed with the New York Knicks. Cleveland shared its D-League team with Toronto.