— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 28, 2021
The 24-year-old Newman played collegiately at both Mississippi State University and the University of Kansas.
Newman played one game for the Cavaliers during the 2019-20 season. He scored two points in that contest.
The NBA’s hardship rule allows teams to deal with the flood of players who have tested positive for COVID-19 and entered health and safety protocols. The Cavs are taking advantage of it.
The Cavaliers have a busy schedule over the next week or so. On Tuesday, they’ll face the New Orleans Pelicans.