Matthew Dellavedova and Henry Sims survived cutdown day and are expected to open the season the Cavs' 15-man roster. DeSagana Diop, Jermaine Taylor, Elliot Williams and Kenny Kadji weren't as fortunate.
Sims, a center, and Dellavedova, a point guard, emerged as the leading contenders to win the final two spots a couple of weeks ago. Taylor and Kadji both played well in flashes, but Taylor is a wing and the Cavs are stocked there. Kadji is a 25-year-old rookie and more of a power forward than center. The Cavs need another center given the injury histories of both Andrew Bynum and Anderson Varejao.
Since he is a rookie, the Cavs can protect Kadji from the Development League draft (once he clears waivers) and send him to the Charge roster. Kadji will remain an NBA free agent, however, and can be signed by another team at any time. If Taylor isn't signed by another NBA team, he will return to the Maine Red Claws, where he played last season.