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With training camp starting tomorrow for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and media day taking place right now, there were a couple last-minute additions to the early 2012-13 roster.
PG Kevin Anderson, a 23-year-old University of Richmond product, was on Friday’s preliminary roster. Anderson was the 2010 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and played professionally in France last season.
SG/SF Justin Holiday, 23-year-old University of Washington product who played with the Cavs in the Summer League, then joined earlier today. He averaged 6.4 points in 16.8 minutes in five games in Las Vegas.
The final training camp roster is then the following. Obviously, no starting lineup or depth chart has been announced and positions are a bit flexible for now:
PG: Kyrie Irving, Jeremy Pargo, Donald Sloan, Kevin Anderson
G: Dion Waiters, Daniel Gibson, Kelenna Azubuike
SF: Alonzo Gee, C.J. Miles, Omri Casspi, Luke Walton, Justin Holiday
F: Tristan Thompson, Samardo Samuels, Jon Leuer, Kevin Jones
C: Tyler Ze...
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