The Cavs add to their backcourt, sign Sindarius Thornwell

The 24-year-old spent his first two seasons with the Clippers

James Rapien
August 03, 2019 - 7:20 pm
April 7, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; LA Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) shoots the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko (21) during the second half at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, OH – The Cavaliers signed Sindarius Thornwell to a one-year contract according to agent Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports.

The 24-year-old shooting guard spent the last two seasons with the Clippers. He played in 137 games for Los Angeles. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes per game.

Thornwell shot nearly 38 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, but his minutes and numbers went down in his second season. He played just five minutes per night last year, averaging one point per contest.

He spent four seasons at South Carolina. He was the SEC Player of the Year as a senior when he averaged 21.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Thornwell shot 39 percent from 3-point range as a senior. He also made the SEC All-Defensive Team twice.

Thornwell is another young piece that head coach John Beilein can work with. He joins a backcourt that includes Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Jordan Clarkson, Matthew Dellavedova, Brandon Knight and Kevin Porter Jr.