NBA Trade News: Jack Cooley Agrees To Contract With Cleveland Cavaliers
Utah Jazz waived him last week. Jack Cooley has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cavs manager David Griffin announced this from Cleveland Court Clinics. The terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed as per team policy. The Cavs have waived Chris Johnson to compliment the move.
Cooley now joins the race with Jared Cunningham, Austin Daye, Quinn Cook and D.J. Stephens in the race for the two final roster spots.
The 6-foot-9 free agent Cooley is a power forward, who averaged averaged 1.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 5.4 minutes per game in 16 regular-season appearances with the Jazz in the last NBA season.
Cooley proved his worth as a rebounding force with Idaho in the Development League last season recording a single game record of 29 points. He featured in 20 games for the Jazz’s D-League associate. He went undrafted in 2013 out of Notre Dame. As a senior, Cooley averaged 13.1 points and 10.1 rebounds in his collegiate career.
Johnson played in 4 preseason games with the Cavs. Cooley isn’t entirely unknown in Cleveland. He represented the franchise in 2014 summer league season.