Cavaliers release Jelani McCoy
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers released forward
Jelani McCoy on Thursday, just over a month after signing him as a free agent.
The Cavaliers, who have begun the LeBron James era with an 0-4 start, signed
McCoy October 2 as an insurance policy for their often-injured big men
Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Chris Mihm.
He played just 12 minutes in two games with the club this season.
The 6-foot-10 McCoy played last season with the Toronto Raptors, averaging 6.8
points and 5.3 rebounds in 67 games. He is playing in his sixth professional
season, beginning his career as a second-round draft pick by the Seattle
SuperSonics, where he spent three seasons. After a year with the Lakers,
McCoy then spent the 2002-03 season with the Raptors.