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Cavs make room for Andrew Bogut by waiving Jordan McRae

By TOM WITHERSMarch 1, 2017
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18,2016 file photo, Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut (6) of Australia handles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Dallas. Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving LeBron James and the defending champions another accomplished veteran as they prepare to mount a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Bogut's agent, David Bauman of ISE, told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 that Bogut plans to sign with the Cavaliers as soon as he clears waivers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18,2016 file photo, Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut (6) of Australia handles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Dallas. Andrew Bogut has chosen to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving LeBron James and the defending champions another accomplished veteran as they prepare to mount a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Bogut's agent, David Bauman of ISE, told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 that Bogut plans to sign with the Cavaliers as soon as he clears waivers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have opened up a roster spot for free agent Andrew Bogut by waiving guard Jordan McRae.

Bogut is expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and the 7-foot center’s agent tells The Associated Press that he intends to sign with the defending NBA champions. Bogut, who gives Cleveland a needed rim protector and backup for Tristan Thompson, will join the Cavaliers later this week.

His addition comes two days after the Cavs signed veteran point guard Deron Williams, a former All-Star who gives the team depth, experience and another playmaker.

McRae averaged 4.4 points, made four starts and played in 37 games this season for Cleveland.

The 25-year-old has shown flashes of being a dependable scorer. The Cavaliers signed the former Tennessee standout as a free agent last year. He was originally drafted by San Antonio in 2014.

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