According to The Athletic, center Marques Bolden is being cut by the Cleveland Cavaliers despite an impressive training camp.
Cavs have waived center Marques Bolden, sources told @TheAthleticNBA. He had a strong showing in training camp.
— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) October 19, 2019
When the news came out that big man Ante Zizic was going to be sidelined for a month, there was optimism Bolden would get regular season roster spot. However, the Cavs went in a different direction.
The 21-year-old took part in four preseason games for the Cavaliers. Despite playing just 14.8 minutes in the handful of contests, the big man put up a fair 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
While Bolden went undrafted this past summer, he made a name for himself as a defensive stalwart alongside stars Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett at Duke University. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Cavs during the 2019 Summer League.
The Cavs kick off the 2019-20 NBA regular season against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.