Cavs draftee Pointer signs with Israeli club
Former Cavaliers draft pick and Canton Charge swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer has landed a gig in Israel.
The good news for Pointer is the gig pays, and the job description consists of playing basketball.
Hapoel Eilat is the Israeli club in question, and along with Pointer, also features former Ohio State forward LaQuinton Ross.
Eilat announced the signing Sunday. The deal is believed to be for two years and include an NBA out.
Pointer is 6-foot-6 and played collegiately at St. John's. He was selected by the Cavs with the No. 53 overall pick in 2015.
He is known as a hard-working defensive specialist with limited offensive skills.
After spending summer league and training camp with the Cavs, Pointer played in all 50 games with the Charge as a rookie, compiling averages of 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.
He then went for another run with the Cavs' summer squad in Las Vegas this past July. Pointer averaged 4.0 points and 4.1 boards in Vegas.
According to Israeli Channel 5 television, the Cavs were "cooperating" in Pointer's desire to sign overseas.