Cavaliers release Sindarius Thornwell, J.P. Macura, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, and Daniel Hamilton

The Cavs released four players on Tuesday night

James Rapien
October 15, 2019 - 11:51 pm
INDEPENDENCE, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 30: Sindarius Thornwell #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 30, 2019 in Independence, Ohio.

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cavaliers released four players following Tuesday’s preseason finale against the Boston Celtics.

Sindarius Thornwell, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot, J.P. Macura and Daniel Hamilton were given the news late Tuesday night, as the Cavs’ roster continues to take shape ahead of Saturday, which is the final day a team can release a player and not incur a daily cap hit.

Jarell Martin and Marques Bolden are still on the roster. Martin started at center on Tuesday night. The duo combined for 11 points and 10 rebounds in 48 total minutes. Both Martin and Bolden have benefitted from the Cavs’ frontcourt injuries. John Henson and Ante Zizic missed all of training camp, which meant more reps for Martin and Bolden.

The Cavs are optimistic that both Henson and Zizic are ready for the start of the season on Oct. 23. If not, it could open the door for Martin or Bolden to make the team.

Macura and Hamilton signed training camp deals with Exhibit 10 clauses, which means they could end up staying in the Cavs’ organization and playing for the G-League affiliate Canton Charge.