With starter George Hill slated to miss one to two weeks with a sprained right shoulder, the Cavaliers signed point guard Andrew Harrison to a two-way contract.
A league source confirmed a Thursday night report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that also said two-way player John Holland was waived.
Harrison, 24, was drafted 44th overall by the Phoenix Suns out of Kentucky in 2015, but traded to the Grizzlies on draft night. He played in 129 games for Memphis, starting 64 the past two seasons. With Mike Conley healthy, Harrison appeared in just one game before being waived on Nov. 1.
Harrison carries career averages of 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists, shooting .378 from the field and .301 from 3-point range.
Harrison and his twin brother Aaron helped lead Kentucky to two Final Four appearances, including a lost to Connecticut in the NCAA championship game in 2014.
Earlier in the evening, the team announced an MRI confirmed Hill’s sprained shoulder, which coach Larry Drew thought was aggravated when Hill was hit in the final seconds of a loss Monday in Orlando. Hill was a late pre-game scratch in Wednesday’s home loss to the Thunder.
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