The injury-plagued Cavaliers recalled WVU alumnus Kevin Jones from the Canton Charge today.
Mar 7, 2012; New York, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers forward Kevin Jones (5) reacts after scoring during the second half of the second round against the Connecticut Huskies at the Big East Tournament held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jones, cut in training camp by the Cavaliers, was recently resigned to provide some depth on the depleted Cavaliers squad after a short stint in Canton. Jones will be on the active roster tomorrow night as the Cavaliers host the Chicago Bulls.
While Jones is not expected to see much, if any, playing time this week with the Cavaliers, expect coach Byron Scott to give Jones the opportunity to show what he can do in the big league in the near future. It is not exactly like the Cavaliers are in contention for a playoff spot with their meager 4-14 record and it would be in the Cavaliers best interest to give Jones a proper evaluation against NBA-level talent.
Coach Scott obviously does not have much faith in his reserve forwards. Tristan Thompson has played the bulk of the minutes at power forward for the Cavs with Tyler Zeller sometimes pairing with Varajeo in the front court or, more frequently, the Cavs will resort to a smaller line-up to get more playing time for their guards. Jones could prove quite valuable to a Cleveland team in need of scoring power in the paint and along the baseline.
Look for Kevin Jones to shine in the shadows of Cleveland this season.