Cleveland posted 16 points (5-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-6 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and one assists in the 107-92 win over the Herd on Wednesday.
That followed a 23-point outing Sunday off the bench, which likely was the reason the forward factored into the starting rotation Wednesday. Rarely used throughout the 2017-18 season, Cleveland has thrived in his role with Santa Cruz this campaign and figures to be a major rotational piece for the roster throughout the conclusion of the season.
Cleveland tallied 26 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 31 minutes Wednesday in Santa Cruz's 109-99 loss to Grand Rapids.
It's the first 20-10 game at the G League level for Cleveland, whose scoring total led the way for Santa Cruz. Cleveland is averaging 11.3 points, 5.1 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 27.2 minutes per game across 32 outings this season.
Cleveland did not play in Santa Cruz's 95-88 win over Stockton on Wednesday due to a leg injury.
Cleveland has had a long history with injury problems throughout his G League career, which is a shame considering there is definitely something to this second-year guard. In 28 games played for Santa Cruz this year, Cleveland is averaging 11 points a game on 46.1 percent shooting, 5.1 rebounds per game, and a smattering of assists, steals and blocks to round out a solid stat sheet. That being said, Cleveland can't impress anyone if he can't get on the court. If Cleveland can ever overcome his injury bug there's potential for serious development, but the clock is ticking and Cleveland's body might not be able to keep up.
Cleveland was waived by the Bulls on Saturday.
Cleveland saw action in just one of Chicago's preseason contests, getting less than two minutes of run. It's possible the Bulls opt to keep his talents in the organization by signing him to the Windy City Bulls, the organizations' G-League affiliate.
Cleveland was waived by the Hawks as a consequence of the Carmelo Anthony/Dennis Schroder deal last week, but he was a fringe roster player and likely wasn't going to be in the franchise's long-term plans. He'll land on his feet in Chicago, where he'll join the Bulls for training camp in hopes of earning a partial or fully guaranteed deal.
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|2013-14||Southeast Missouri State||32||714||107||204||52.5||14||39||35.9||62||104||59.6||290||9.1|
|2014-15||Southeast Missouri State||30||871||120||254||47.2||12||57||21.1||71||125||56.8||323||10.8|
|2015-16||Southeast Missouri State||26||817||150||343||43.7||8||46||17.4||86||141||61.0||394||15.2|
|2016-17||Southeast Missouri State||33||1086||208||383||54.3||28||73||38.4||105||159||66.0||549||16.6|
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|2013-14||Southeast Missouri State||32||714||50||1.6||53||1.7||32||1.0||16||0.5||60|
|2014-15||Southeast Missouri State||30||871||102||3.4||55||1.8||38||1.3||15||0.5||39|
|2015-16||Southeast Missouri State||26||817||109||4.2||61||2.3||42||1.6||15||0.6||60|
|2016-17||Southeast Missouri State||33||1086||141||4.3||73||2.2||47||1.4||30||0.9||66|