Felder, Tavares highlight Cavs' summer run

Sam Amico

Second-year point guard Kay Felder and center Edy Tavares are the two most notable names expected to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league team in Las Vegas.

The Cavs open summer play July 7 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks.

As usual, everyone else invited to play for the Cavs' summer team is the longest of long shots to make the actual roster. Most will actually be auditioning for less-experienced opposing teams.

Cavs assistant coach and former NBA guard Damon Jones will coach the Cavs in Vegas.

Other players signed, according to a report from Cleveland.com:

Undrafted forward Andrew White III (Syracuse); guard Brandon Paul; forward Casey Prather; power forward Grant Jerrett; forward Roosevelt Jones; and forward Gerald Beverly.

A team official confirmed the report as accurate, adding that more invites could be forthcoming.

Former Kent State forward Jimmy Hall, who told Amico Hoops the Cavs expressed a "strong interest" in adding him to the summer team, is weighing several options. Hall is expected to sign overseas.

Felder is 5-foot-9 and averaged 4.0 points in 42 games with the Cavaliers this past season.

Tavares is 7-3 and appeared in two games with the Cavs after standing out as a defender in the D-League.

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