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Cleveland Cavaliers waive Samardo Samuels

Never able to establish himself in Cleveland, forward Samardo Samuels was waived by the Cavaliers on Sunday.


The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Samardo Samuels, the team announced on Sunday afternoon. The move comes less than a week after the organization recalled Samuels from the D-League's Canton Charge following a short stint there.

Samuels, 23, appeared in 18 games for the Cavaliers this season, though he averaged less than 11 minutes per game. Struggling to establish himself on both ends of the court, the Louisville product averaged just 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting a paltry 36.7 percent from the floor.

Last month, Samuels was temporarily sent to Canton in order to get some legitimate playing time, and he thrived during a two-game stint with the Charge. That compelled the Cavaliers to bring him back into the fold, though he never actually appeared in a game with the team after being recalled.

Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, Samuels appeared in 109 games with the Cavs, including 11 starts. The team's roster now sits at 14 players.

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