The Cleveland Cavaliers have climbed the standings in the Eastern Conference to the point where it’s a legitimate battle between them and the Milwaukee Bucks for the second seed in the East. They recently welcomed one veteran player back in the fold this weekend, and they’re set to add another. Marcus Morris is signing a 10-day contract with the Cavs and is expected to to be available for their game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday as per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

It’s an interesting decision for a veteran like Marcus Morris to sign a 1o-day contract with the Cavs considering that type of contract is usually given to younger players essentially on a tryout. But the Detroit Pistons recently did the same with veteran big man Taj Gibson before opting to guarantee his deal for the rest of the season.

Morris will have ten days to prove to the Cavs that he’s worthy of being kept through the end of the season and into the playoffs. Morris began this season with his hometown Philadelphia 76ers after being included in the James Harden trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

At the trade deadline, he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs and did not join the team as he was awaiting a contract buyout. Since Morris was waived before the March 1 deadline, he is eligible to play in the playoffs.

In 37 games for the Sixers this season, Morris averaged 6.7 points per game and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 40 percent from the three point line.