Cavaliers Add Guard Donald Sloan
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cavaliers added guard Donald Sloan from the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA Development League. He practiced with the team this afternoon and Cavs coach Byron Scott said he could see minutes as soon as Sunday.
Sloan has spent time with both the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Hornets on separate 10-day contracts. Scott said he is a true point guard, and when he is adjusted to the team, will get some minutes spelling Kyrie Irving.
Sloan now has a contract for the rest of the season.
Irving will have his minutes “bumped up” to about 35 a game, according to Scott.
Scott talked about how the Ramon Sessions trade to the Lakers will be a challenge for the team short-term, as Sessions was productive off the bench. He said that he will initially go with a three-guard rotation featuring starters Irving and Anthony Parker, with Daniel Gibson first off the bench. Scott was excited that the team added the extra first-round draft pick.
Sloan is hoping to get onto the court Sunday as the Cavs will face the Hawks, one of his former teams.
Sloan wore No. 14 in practice. New Cavs players Luke Walton and Jason Kapono have not yet joined the squad.