Cleveland The Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday released former Kansas University guard Josh Selby, whom they acquired in the deal with the Memphis Grizzlies that also brought Mo Speights and Wayne Ellington to Cleveland. Selby was immediately assigned to the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge and never appeared in a game for the Cavs.
He averaged 15.3 points and 4.2 assists in 11 games (eight starts) with the Charge.
Selby was selected 49th overall by the Grizzlies in the 2011 draft. He averaged 2.2 points, 0.9 assists and 7.8 minutes in 38 NBA appearances in two seasons.
The Cavs now have an open roster spot, but are expected to use it as a tryout for players on 10-day contracts. It won’t be used on Greg Oden, who is leaning toward waiting until the summer before signing with an NBA team.