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Cavaliers are signing Sam Merrill to a 10-day contract after being in the G League all season

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After two wins in OT vs the Celtics earlier this season, the Cavs lost in regulation to Boston last night. The team is still fourth in the Eastern Conference at the moment with a 39-26 record. That means the team only has 17 regular season games left to secure as high a playoff spot as they can. With that, the Cavs have signed Sam Merrill up from the G League to a 10-day contract with the team. 

Merrill spent his first two seasons as a pro with the Milwaukee Bucks where he was lucky enough to win an NBA championship. He only played 36 career games for the Bucks over two seasons, but is getting a shot to prove himself once again by getting a 10-day contract.

Last October he was one of the Sacramento Kings final training camp cuts and was eventually taken first overall by Cleveland in the G League draft. Now, Merrill gets his chance to suit up with one of the top contenders in the East. Ohio Sports Betting sites have the Cavaliers at (+3300) to win the Finals this season.

Cavs signing Sam Merrill from the G League to a 10-day contract

In his first two seasons with Milwaukee, Merrill had his ups and downs while playing a very limited role. He had a scorching (.447) three-point percentage his rookie year, but that dropped to (.304) the next season. This year he found himself in he G League and has been having a nice season.

He’s played in 17 games for the Cleveland Charge this season and is averaging (15.9) points, (3.9) rebounds, and (2.8) assists per game. His three-point percentage is back where it was his rookie season at (.423) this season with the Charge.

Last week he recorded a career-high 32 points and hit 10 three-pointers in that game. Now, he’ll get a chance to suit up for Cleveland and can hopefully prove why he’s still worth being on an NBA roster.

Zach Wolpin is an NBA expert and has been betting on the league for over three years now. Wolpin has been a fan of the NBA and has been watching for a decade and a half. He covers the latest news and stories surrounding the league daily. His passion is life is watching sports and being able to share his passion for sports through his writing. He has written about the NBA and other sports leagues through various media outlets over the years. like,, and Before he became an NBA News Writer, Wolpin attended Montclair State University where he graduated in 2021. He studied Sports Media and Writing while in school.

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