The Cavs waived center Edy Tavares and replaced him on the preseason roster with guard Isaac Hamilton, a rookie from UCLA. Hamilton played for the Pacers in the Orlando Summer League.

Hamilton, 6-foot-4, could end up with the Cavs’ G-League team, the Canton Charge. Hamilton started all 104 games he played in three seasons with the Bruins, leading UCLA to NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 2015 and ’17 and finishing No. 25 on the school’s all-time scoring list. In his career, he averaged 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 30 minutes.

Tavares can still be signed to a two-way contract and split time with the Charge.

Waiving Tavares, who was on a non-guaranteed contract, did not solve the Cavs' issue of reducing their number of players under guaranteed contracts from 16 to 15, which must be set by the season opener on Oct. 17.

Tavares, 7-foot-3 and 265 pounds, appeared in two preseason games, averaging two points and two rebounds in 4.9 minutes. He can still be signed to a two-way contract and split time with the G-League's Canton Charge.

Signed on April 12 after the release of Larry Sanders, Tavares blocked six shots that night in his Cavs' debut against the Toronto Raptors. On the final night of the regular season, Tavares became the first Cav since Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Nov. 16, 2007 to get six blocks in a game, one shy of the franchise record.