Last week, Cavs rookie Kay Felder had just 146 NBA minutes and 68 points under his belt. The team sent him 60 miles south to Canton, where he showcased the skills that made him a second-round pick out of Oakland University in the first place, dropping 33 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Canton Charge.
The stint with Cleveland’s NBA D-League affiliate seems to have provided the boost he needed to fill in for the big club.
With J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving both sidelined, Felder sparked the Cavs off the bench in back-to-back wins over the Hornets and Pelicans. The 5-foot-9 guard combined to score 25 points in 41 minutes in the two games, shooting 11-of-17 (65%) from the floor.
Watch highlights from his hot stretch in both leagues: