Cleveland Cavaliers add 3 players to 2020 training camp roster

Thon Maker
Posted at 5:46 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 17:46:45-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers announced the team has added three players to their 2020 training camp roster—Thon Maker, Marques Bolden and Charles Matthews.

Maker, who stands 7-feet tall and weighs 221 pounds, played in 60 games for the Detroit Pistons last season, starting in 14. In that time he averaged 4.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.9 minutes.

The center posted two double-doubles and scored double-digit points in 11 games in the 2019-2020 season.

Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Maker has three years of playoff experience, averaging 5.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 18.9 minutes of postseason games, both on the Bucks and the Pistons.

Bolden, a 6-foot, 11-inch center weighing 250 pounds, played in one game for the Cavs last season. He had signed a 10-day contract in January and was a member of the 2019 training camp roster, playing in 38 games for the Cavs’ G League affiliate the Canton Charge.

While on the Charge, Bolden averaged 9.7 points , 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 18.9 minutes.

The Cavs also added a guard to the roster in Matthews.

Matthews began his collegiate career at Kentucky before transferring to Michigan to play from 2017 to 2019. His senior year, Matthews played and started in 34 games, averaging 12.2 points, 5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 31.5 minutes.

The guard earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention nod for his performance.

The Cavs’ 2020 training camp opens on Dec. 1. The roster can be viewed below:

Cavs 2020 training camp roster
Cavs' 2020 training camp roster.