The forward has reportedly agreed to a two-way deal.
Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Lamar Stevens
Scouting Report: Three-point shooting has always held Lamar Stevens back from moving up draft boards, but for a 6'8" forward, his scoring versatility remains intriguing. He's a shot creator with drives, post-ups and mid-range jumpers.
Andre Drummond, C: $28.7M (2021)
Cedi Osman, SF: $7.8M (2024)
Kevin Love, PF: $30.1M (2023)
Larry Nance Jr., PF: $11.2M (2023)
Darius Garland, PG: $6.6M (2023)
Alfonzo McKinnie, PF: $1.8M (2023)
Dylan Windler, SF: $2.1M (2023)
Kevin Porter Jr., SG: $1.7M (2023)
Collin Sexton, PG: $4.6M (2022)
Dante Exum, PG: $11M (2021)
Jordan Bell, C: $1M (2021)
Dean Wade, PF: $1.2M (2023)
Isaac Okoro, SF: Rookie scale contract (2024)
Lamar Stevens, F: TBA
Tristan Thompson, C: UFA
Matthew Dellavedova, PG: UFA
Ante Zizic, C: UFA
Matt Mooney, G: RFA
Stevens averaged 17.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in his final season with Penn State. Now he'll get an opportunity to show he can maintain that success on the next level.
The two-way contract should take some pressure off the forward as well. He'll be able to develop at his own pace in the G League while providing the Cavs with an option up front whenever needed. Despite the league passing on him twice, Stevens has still found himself with an NBA contract on draft night.