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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. Morning Journal

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev and guard Scotty Hopson to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers acting General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. NBA.com

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When Scotty Hopson learned the Cavaliers were offering him about $1.4 million for 17 days of work, he reacted as anyone in his position would. “I was ecstatic,” he said. “I rushed immediately to get here.” It’s easy to see why. He never made $1 million in any of his years playing overseas. Hopson’s deal has left agents and opposing executives scratching their heads. The logic behind the Cavs’ move is understandable. By structuring his contract this way, they were able to tack on a nonguaranteed year for next season at about $1.4 million, creating extra flexibility during the summer trading season. Only they spent about $1.3 million more than necessary. Akron Beacon Journal

As NBA writer and cap guru Mark Deeks wrote this week, the Cavs could have accomplished the same outcome by signing a 10-year veteran to the pro-rated league minimum, which only would’ve cost them $131,681. Then they could’ve tacked on a nonguaranteed option year for the 10-year veteran minimum next season, which is $1,448,490. Akron Beacon Journal

Instead, they gave Hopson $1.3 million. The Cavs had no interest in a 10-year veteran, however, because they wanted someone with a future who they believe can play a role if they don’t trade the contract this summer. They believe Hopson can fit with this team next season, particularly if C.J. Miles departs via free agency. Hopson, 24, played well with the Miami Heat in summer league last year before an injury cut short his time there, but he never played in an NBA game until Wednesday night at Orlando. He has spent the past three seasons playing overseas. Akron Beacon Journal

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Scotty Hopson will play in the Summer League with the Heat, according to One.. The Forward will try to earn a spot in the NBA for next season. Sportando

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Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Utah and Cleveland are interested in Scotty Hopson, currently playing for Israeli team Hapoel Eilat. Hopson could play the Summer League with one of these teams. Walla Sport

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