Report: Cavs guaranteeing Lamar Stevens’ contract for the rest of the season

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly guaranteeing forward Lamar Stevens’ contract for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

Stevens, 24, has appeared in 24 games for Cleveland this season, making two starts.

The second-year forward appeared in 40 games for the Cavs during the 2020-21 season.

While Stevens doesn’t play a huge role for Cleveland, he’s become a reliable player off the bench for the Cavs in the 2021-22 season.

On the year, Stevens is averaging 3.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game while shooting 40.0 percent from the field and 32.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Stevens gives Cleveland some depth behind Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen, Lauri Markkanen, Kevin Love and Dean Wade in the frontcourt.

Stevens played arguably his best game of the season on Jan. 2 against the Indiana Pacers, as he went 6-for-13 from the field on his way to a 15-point game.

Cleveland clearly appreciates what he brings to the team and wants to make sure he’s on the roster for the rest of the 2021-22 season.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.