Three Charge Alums Added to Cavaliers Training Camp Roster
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers have added center Thon Maker, center Marques Bolden and guard Charles Matthews to their 2020 training camp roster, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
Maker (7-0, 221) played in 60 games (14 starts) for Detroit last season, averaging 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes. He posted two double-doubles and scored in double figures on 11 occasions in 2019-20. Maker was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and owns career averages of 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 13.9 minutes over 255 games (65 starts) with Milwaukee and Detroit. He also has three years of playoff experience with averages of 5.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 19.7 minutes through 16 postseason contests (10 starts) with Milwaukee (2017 and 2018) and Detroit (2019).
Bolden (6-11, 250) appeared in one game for the Cavaliers last season after signing a 10-day contract on Jan. 30. He was also a member of the Cavaliers' 2019 training camp roster and played in 38 games (27 starts) in 2019-20 with the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers' exclusively owned and operated NBA G League affiliate, averaging 9.7 points on .596 shooting, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 18.9 minutes. Bolden played three years collegiately at Duke from 2016-19, appearing in 88 games (24 starts) with averages of 3.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 13.6 minutes.
Matthews (6-6, 205) began his collegiate career at Kentucky (2015-16) before transferring to Michigan, where he played two seasons from 2017-19. As a senior in 2018-19, he appeared in 34 games (all starts) and averaged 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 31.5 minutes, earning an All-Big Ten honorable mention nod. Matthews played in 111 games (78 starts) over this three collegiate seasons, averaging 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 24.1 minutes.
The Cavaliers' 2020 training camp roster is below. Camp officially opens on Tuesday, December 1st. The Cavaliers' 2020 Preseason Guide is accessible. Inside you will find training camp details, player biographies, team stats and information on preseason opponents.
# NAME POS HT WT DOB PRIOR TO PROS/HOME COUNTRY YR
24 Marques Bolden C 11-Jun 250 4/17/1998 Duke '19 / USA 2nd
18 Matthew Dellavedova G 3-Jun 204 9/8/1990 St. Mary's (CA) '13 / Australia 8th
21 Damyean Dotson G 5-Jun 205 5/6/1994 Houston '17 / USA 4th
3 Andre Drummond C 11-Jun 279 8/10/1993 Connecticut '12 / USA 9th
1 Danté Exum G 5-Jun 214 7/13/1995 Australian Inst. of Sport '14/Australia 6th
10 Darius Garland G 1-Jun 192 1/26/2000 Vanderbilt '19 / USA 2nd
0 Kevin Love F 8-Jun 247 9/7/1988 UCLA '08 / USA 13th
14 Thon Maker C Jul-00 221 2/25/1997 Athlete Institute (Canada)'16 / South Sudan 5th
5 Charles Matthews G 6-Jun 205 11/15/1996 Michigan '19/ USA R
6 JaVale McGee C Jul-00 270 1/19/1988 Nevada '08 / USA 13th
31 Matt Mooney* G 3-Jun 200 2/7/1997 Texas Tech '19 / USA 2nd
22 Larry Nance Jr. F 7-Jun 245 1/1/1993 Wyoming '15 / USA 6th
35 Isaac Okoro G 5-Jun 225 1/26/2001 Auburn '20 / USA R
16 Cedi Osman F 7-Jun 230 4/8/1995 Anadolu Efes (Turkey) '15/ Macedonia/Turkey 4th
4 Kevin Porter Jr. G 4-Jun 203 5/4/2000 USC '19 / USA 2nd
2 Collin Sexton G 1-Jun 192 1/4/1999 Alabama '18 / USA 3rd
8 Lamar Stevens* F 8-Jun 225 7/9/1997 Penn State '20 / USA R
32 Dean Wade F 9-Jun 219 11/20/1996 Kansas State '19 / USA 2nd
9 Dylan Windler G/F 6-Jun 199 9/22/1996 Belmont / USA R
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