Cleveland Cavaliers: Manny Harris to Be Signed from D-League Soon?

Greg SwartzCleveland Cavaliers Lead WriterJanuary 31, 2012

Manny may be making a return to Cleveland.

No, not Ramirez to the Indians (thank goodness), but Harris to the Cavaliers.

Harris, an undrafted rookie out of Michigan last season, was signed by and played for the Cavs in 54 games.

This season, he was expected to get bigger minutes in the Cavaliers rotation due to their lack of depth at the shooting guard position. Instead, Harris decided to wear wet socks into Nike’s Cryon-X (cooling) machine, which froze to his foot and left him unable to play in the preseason.

The Cavaliers were forced to cut Harris, but later re-signed him to the Canton Charge of the D-League.

Now with injuries to their two best shooting guards in Anthony Parker and Boobie Gibson, Harris may get another chance in Cleveland.

Harris has thrived with the Charge so far this season, averaging 19 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He was recently named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for a three-game performance that saw him average 25 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists, leading the Charge to a 2-1 record.

Cleveland may want to activate him for Tuesday's matchup against the Boston Celtics, as Harris scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds and four assists in only 18 minutes of play in his only game against Boston last year.

It would be interesting to see how Harris' game has developed from last season should he get another stint with the Cavs. Cleveland could always use another scorer and Harris' solid play with Canton certainly warrants another opportunity in the league.

Just keep him away from the freezer.