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Tyler Ulis and Cavaliers have mutual interest

Tyler Ulis wants to play for the Cavs, and there’s mutual interest, but can they make it work?

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Ulis recently scored a workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the team has yet to sign him to a contract.

However, it sounds like there’s a chance that could happen at some point this year. According to NBA reporter Sam Amico, Ulis wants to play for the Cavaliers, who have mutual interest, but it may not work out due to roster numbers.

The Cavs have a mutual interest in Ulis, bringing him to Cleveland recently for a workout. But it is a long-shot proposition. Fourteen of 15 roster spots are already filled. The Cavs may wait until the regular season to add another player.

Uis was the 34th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and had a solid rookie year with the Suns, averaging 7.3 points and 3.7 assists per game. Offseason ankle surgery somewhat put a halt to his second year in the league, and he was ultimately waived this past June.

It’s unclear why Ulis is not getting more interest around the NBA. He’s done well enough to at least earn a training camp deal with someone, but more likely, he’s waiting to see if someone will give him a guaranteed contract for at least one season, which he frankly deserves.

While Ulis is having a tough time making it in the NBA, Kentucky fans will never forget how amazing he was in Lexington.

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