The NBA Summer League gives players who were not drafted a chance to make a roster in the NBA. Fortunately for Tyler Haws, he will get that chance.
The BYU all-time leading scorer will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament, which runs from July 10-20.
Haws is doing everything he can to create a professional basketball career for himself. He has already signed a contract to play in Spain for Obradoiro Clube de Amigos do Baloncesto. If Haws is unable to land a spot on an NBA roster, he will start start playing internationally in mid-August. Certainly good planning on his part.
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I do not think he will need he will need that international contract though. If he utilizes the playing time he is given, Cleveland is certain to give him a chance. If memory serves correctly, the Cavaliers struggled shooting consistently from the perimeter in the NBA Finals. Coming off of the bench, Haws could spark the offense with his three-point shooting and mid-range jumper.
If Haws makes the team, he would likely join former Saint Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova. Two years ago, Dellavedova did not get drafted either. He landed a spot on Cleveland’s summer league team, where he averaged 2.8 points and three assists in 20.1 minutes of play. His performance helped land him a two-year contract with the Cavaliers.
Dellavedova and Haws are two different players, but there situations are quite similar. How crazy would it be for two former West Coast Conference players to be on the same NBA team? With what’s already happened, it’s definitely not out of the question.