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Former Louisville big man Samardo Samuels was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend. Samuels is in his third season with the Cavs after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
In three seasons in the NBA, Samuels has averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. This was expected to be a breakout year for the Jamaican native after losing weight and getting in much better shape in the off season.
Samuels has played in only 18 games this year, averaging of 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds.
Samuels was arguably the best undrafted rookie in the NBA during the 2010-11 season, but had a setback in 2011-12. Following the NBA lockout he showed up to training camp overweight and out of shape.
Sam Amico of FoxSports.com reports that the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that are interested in signing Samuels.
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The Cavaliers announced this afternoon that they have waived forward Samardo Samuels.
Samuels, 23, played in 18 games (1 start) for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds while shooting just 37% and posting a 6.44 PER. His best season came two years ago when he averaged 7.8 points and 4.3 boards in 37 games (10 starts).
Samardo’s contract was non-guaranteed...
The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday, and the hustling big man is already drawing interest from around the league.
Both the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that may be interested, league sources said.
Samuels is a 6-foot-9 power forward. He was in his third season with the Cavs after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Sunday that they waived forward Samardo Samuels. Samuels averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 18 games. Since signing with Cleveland as a free agent in 2010-11, Samuels averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 109 games. The Cavaliers roster is at 14 players.
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The news that Samardo Samuels had been waived by the Cavaliers this weekend was a major bummer.
I enjoyed Samardo playing in Cleveland over the last few years and will miss having him around.
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