Shortly before 4:00 p.m. EST on Saturday afternoon, news came down the wire stating that the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed 6-8 forward Okaro White for the remainder of this season. Cavs general manager Koby Altman later released an official statement with regards to White’s signing.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Okaro White to a contract for the remainder of the season, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today.
White, now 25 years of age, signed a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on March 18. However, the former Florida State Seminoles star has yet to take the floor with the team. Now that he’s officially a member the team, Cleveland’s roster stands at 14, leaving one spot open for the playoffs.
White suffered a broken foot as a member of the Miami Heat, which forced him to miss a fair amount of time. He was traded to Atlanta in February then later released.
In his 41 career games played in the NBA, White racked up averages of 2.9 points on 38.8 percent shooting from the field (35.6 percent from beyond the arc) and 2.3 rebounds.
White has spent some time in the NBA’s G League. The Brooklyn, New York native earned G-League All-Star honors in 2016-17 after averaging 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 33.0 minutes with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He’s also played professionally with Aris B.C. of the Greek Basketball League, earning Greek Basketball Player of the Year in 2015-16.
The Cavs — now the 4th-seeded team in the Eastern Conference standings with a 49-31 overall record — will be back in action on Monday night, as they’re scheduled to face the New York Knicks inside Madison Square Garden at 7:30 p.m. EST.