Carrick Felix Rumors

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The Cavaliers are expected to have one of the better teams entered in the Las Vegas Summer League, which starts on July 11. As expected, David Blatt will coach the team. The roster includes current Cavs players Anthony Bennett, Matthew Dellavedova, Carrick Felix, Sergey Karasev and Scotty Hopson. Also on the team are the Cavs’ two draft picks, Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins (No. 1 overall) and Virginia swingman Joe Harris (33rd overall). The Cavs will play three preliminary round games, all broadcast live on NBA TV, before being seeded in the summer league tournament.
While nothing has been made official yet, Brown said the Cavs would like rookies Anthony Bennett, Sergey Karasev, Carrick Felix and Matthew Dellavedova, along with newly signed Scottie Hopson to all participate on the summer league team this year. “I think it’s good for first-and second-year guys to go and play and get that type of experience,” Brown said.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard/forward Carrick Felix to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Felix has appeared in six games for the Cavs this season, averaging 1.5 points in 4.4 minutes per game. He has also played in three games for the Charge, averaging 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game.
Cavs’ Felix will spend some time in Canton Carrick Felix sat in the Canton Charge’s locker room on Tuesday when the Cavaliers made their annual pilgrimage to the home of their D-League brethren. The Cavs shooting guard ought to familiarize himself with the surroundings. There’s a very good chance he’s going to spend some time in the National Basketball Development League this season. Before the Cavs’ dreadful 92-74 preseason loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, Coach Mike Brown sized up Felix’s chances of going to the D-League. “Canton might see him a few times,” Brown said. That’s not necessarily a knock on the 6-foot-6, 201-pounder’s ability. It’s more a testament to how the Cavs have upgraded the shooting guard/small forward spots.
He may find that the fall and winter go a little more slowly. Not only is there the grind of his first NBA season, but he will be separated from his 1-year-old daughter Zayah, who lives in Idaho with her mother. Felix said he and his daughter Face Time every day. “It’s definitely hard, but it’s motivation for me,” said Felix, who has a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from ASU. “My daughter’s going to know that all I’m doing is for her. Dad’s got to go to work. This is something I’ve got to do now. This is my job.”
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Basketball was not Carrick Felix’s first love. Believe it or not, the Cavaliers rookie swingman initially wanted to make his living on a skateboard. “I wanted to be the next Tony Hawk,” he said, referring to the most famous skateboarder in the world. From the age of 7, when a neighbor kid on a skateboard landed in Felix’s front yard outside Phoenix, until his junior year in high school, Felix was on his board all day every day. “i was always outside practicing from 7 o’clock in the morning to 12 o’clock at night,” he admitted.
Carrick Felix impressed in summer camp to the point that the team paid him slightly more than minimum for a second-round pick. He receives $510,000 this season, as opposed to $490,000. His second-year salary is $816,000. Both are guaranteed. Making the contract interesting is the next two seasons. Felix will receive $947,000 in 2015-16 and $1 million in 2016-17. Both are club options. So if Felix becomes a good player, he’ll be under contract for four years.
Those wondering if Carrick Felix would earn a spot on the Cavaliers’ final roster might have gotten an answer. The Cavs signed the second-round pick from Arizona State to a reported four-year contract, a league source confirmed on Monday. The first three years of Felix’s contract are guaranteed, according to HoopsWorld.com. The No. 33 overall pick in the 2013 draft will earn $510,000 in 2013-14, about $20,000 more than the league minimum.