Cavs’ guard Kay Felder placed on concussion protocol, waive Holland

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Kay Felder #20 of the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a portrait during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND –  Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Kay Felder has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Cavs announced Saturday.

The team says that Felder sustained contact to his head during a practice on Friday.

They will update his status again on Tuesday morning, the day that the Cavs play their home opener against the New York Knicks.

Felder (5-9, 176), the No. 54 pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks, had his rights acquired by the Cavaliers on draft night. He appeared in all seven games (six starts) for Cleveland in the Las Vegas Summer League and averaged 15.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.9 minutes per game.

The Cavs also announced Saturday that they waived guard John Holland. He had appeared in three preseason games, averaging 10.7 points and 1.3 steals in 18.8 minutes.

The Cavs roster stood at 16 as of Saturday evening.