Cavaliers and Jamario Moon Enter Into Contract
CLEVELAND, OH - July 24th, 2009 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have entered into a Player Contract with restricted free agent forward Jamario Moon. The Cavaliers signed Moon to a contract Offer Sheet on Friday, July 17th; with his former team, the Miami Heat, having seven days to match the Offer Sheet and retain him. The Cavaliers received notice from the Heat that they declined to match, deeming Moon a Cavalier. Per team and league policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
"Jamario is going to bring versatility and a high level of athleticism to our team,” said Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry. “He should be a very good fit to our current roster. We are very happy to have him with us."Moon played in 80 games (60 starts) this past season for the Toronto Raptors and the Miami Heat. He averaged 7.2 points on .468 shooting, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.8 minutes per game. The 6-foot-8 forward scored in double figures on 25 occasions. He led the NBA in steals-to-turnovers ratio (2.0) during the 2008-09 season. In two seasons in the NBA, Moon has career averages of 7.8 points on .478 shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in 26.8 minutes per game.