Former Oregon State Beaver and Sacramento King Eric Moreland has reached a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join their training camp roster. The terms of the deal were not disclosed but it is believed to have little to no guarantees as he will be fighting for a roster spot.
Moreland has spent the last two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and their D-League affiliate team the Reno Bighorns. After last season the Kings did not offer him a qualifying offer which made him an unrestricted free agent. He only got minutes in 11 games for the Kings and 12 games for the Bighorns over the past two seasons due to season-ending injuries.
The Cavaliers have signed multiple players to their training camp roster who have had brief, up and down NBA careers thus far. In addition to Moreland they also added Markel Brown, Cory Jefferson and DeAndre Liggins. Moreland has a chance to make the roster as the Cavs only have 12 guaranteed roster spots at the moment, but will have to have a great training camp and prove he can stay healthy. He has showed promise in the D-League with averages of 12.0 ppg and 13.3 rpg in Reno, but has yet to show he can compete at the NBA level or stay healthy.
During his time at Oregon State, Moreland averaged 7.2 points and 8.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 53.5% from the field.