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Cavaliers sign Holland to two-way contract

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September 08, 2017 at 12:39 pm.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard/forward John Holland to a two-way contract on Friday.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Holland was the NBA G League Impact Player of the Year last season after appearing in 37 games (all starts) for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ exclusively owned team.

Holland, 28, averaged 22.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in a league-high 38.9 minutes per contest. He shot 48.1 percent from the field, 34.6 from beyond the arc and 88.1 from the foul line, while helping the Charge reach the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

Before rejoining the Charge in 2016-17, Holland was in training camp with the Cavaliers where he played in three preseason games and averaged 10.7 points and 18.8 minutes.

Holland received a call-up from the Boston Celtics before the 2016 NBA playoffs and made his debut in the first round against the Atlanta Hawks. The Boston University product played professionally in France, Spain and Turkey, and also represented the Puerto Rican national team in 2011.

Holland becomes the first player to sign a two-way contract with the Cavs. Per NBA rules starting this season, teams are permitted to have two two-way players on their roster at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular-season roster. A two-way player for the Cavs will provide services to the team’s G League affiliate in Canton but can spend up to 45 days with Cleveland.