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  • Cavaliers' Sharife Cooper: Contract expires

    Cooper became a free agent his 10-day deal with the Cavaliers expired Thursday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Cooper didn't make any appearances for the Cavaliers over the course of his 10-day contract. Unless the Cavaliers opt to re-sign him or he finds an opportunity with another NBA team, Cooper is likely to rejoin the G League's Cleveland Charge.

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  • Cavaliers' Sharife Cooper: Rejoins parent club

    The Cavaliers recalled Cooper from the G League's Cleveland Charge on Sunday.

    Cooper will likely provide some emergency depth for the Cavaliers, but his return to the NBA is unlikely to impact the rotation much.

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  • Cavaliers' Sharife Cooper: Inks 10-day deal with Cleveland

    Cooper signed a 10-day deal with the Cavaliers on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    A 2021 second-round pick by Atlanta, Cooper hasn't appeared in an NBA game since his rookie campaign, when he made 13 appearances for the Hawks. He has spent the last two seasons with the G League's Cleveland Charge and averaged 18.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting across 34 appearances for the club this season. Outside of Ty Jerome (ankle), Cleveland's backcourt is healthy, so Cooper won't be guaranteed playing time.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Cut by Cleveland

    Cooper was waived by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.

    Cooper was unable to prove he belongs on the NBA roster, so he'll head to waivers. The Auburn product figures to spend the majority of the 2023-24 campaign in the G League with the Cleveland Charge.

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  • Cavaliers' Sharife Cooper: Signs with Cleveland

    Cooper signed a contract with the Cavaliers on Wednesday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Cooper spent the second half of the 2022-23 campaign with the G League's Cleveland Charge, and he'll now join the Cavaliers ahead of the 2023-24 season. He'll presumably have the chance to compete for a roster spot during camp, but it's certainly possible he winds up back in the G League once the season gets underway.

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  • Cavaliers' Sharife Cooper: Goes off for 27 points

    Cooper logged 27 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3PT, 9-11 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes of Friday's 101-97 Summer League win over Brooklyn.

    Cooper made 13 brief appearances for the Hawks back in the 2021-22 season before joining the Charge in the G League last season, averaging 22.5 points and 9.0 assists. Cooper's chances of making the Cavaliers are slim after they added Ty Jerome to an already stacked backcourt that includes Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Ricky Rubio and Caris LeVert, but Cooper certainly gave them something to think about Friday.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores 22 with 23 shots

    Cooper notched 22 points (7-23 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, seven assists and a steal across 40 minutes in Friday's loss to Long Island.

    The Charge fell short from mounting a fourth-quarter comeback against Long Island, and while Cooper ended with a strong stat line, he struggled with efficiency in a game where Cleveland needed him at his best. He still ended the season as one of the team's best players by a wide margin, though. He averaged 21.3 points and 6.4 assists per game across 25 appearances.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Double-double against Maine

    Cooper had 23 points (9-21 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, 11 assists and three steals across 36 minutes in Wednesday's win over Maine.

    Cooper wasn't the leading scorer for the Charge and was one of three starters that surpassed the 20-point mark, but he led the team in assists and was the engine that kept the team going on offense in this upset win, particularly in the second half after struggling with foul trouble in the opening two quarters. Cooper and the Charge will now play against Long Island on Friday.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores team-high 26 points

    Cooper had 26 points (9-17 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and seven assists across 37 minutes in Thursday's win over the Gold.

    Cooper was the leading scorer for the Charge in a game during which the team needed the victory to keep their playoff chances alive. Cooper has been outstanding all season long for Cleveland, averaging 21.3 points per game across 25 appearances.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Struggles from field Saturday

    Cooper had 15 points (3-16 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 38 minutes in Saturday's overtime loss to Ontario.

    Cooper posted a decent stat line overall, but his shooting woes were noticeable. He ended with more field-goal attempts than points scored, which has often been the case in recent weeks. However, he should still be considered the Charge's main scoring threat in the season's final weeks.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Posts another double-double

    Cooper had 26 points (8-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, 10 assists and a steal across 32 minutes in Saturday's win over Santa Cruz.

    Cooper was one of six Charge players that scored in double digits in this game, but not happy with that, he led the team in both points and assists en route to another double-double, his fourth of the season and third over his last six contests. Cooper has scored at least 20 points in four games in a row.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Double-doubles, fouls out

    Cooper had 20 points (7-21 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and 10 assists across 33 minutes before fouling out in Thursday's loss to Santa Cruz.

    Cooper was one of three starters that reached the 20-point mark and was efficient as a playmaker, but he was unable to finish the game due to foul trouble. Cooper has been very good for the Charge this season and is averaging 22.2 points per game this season.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Puts up team-high 24 points

    Cooper recorded 24 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-5 FT), a rebound, five assists and a steal across 33 minutes in Tuesday's loss to Stockton.

    Cooper wasn't at his best during February and had some underwhelming performances, but he's ending the month on a strong note and is looking to finish the regular season on a high. Cooper has been one of the best offensive players in the league and the Charge's main scoring weapon all season long, averaging 22.3 points per game across 16 contests.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Puts up 22 points Saturday

    Cooper had 22 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, seven assists and a block across 34 minutes in Saturday's win over Lakeland.

    Cooper was coming off a few subpar performances, but he bounced back admirably here and posted a strong stat line. This was the first time he scored at least 20 points since Feb. 4, when he posted 21 points in a loss to Raptors 905.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores 17 points Tuesday

    Cooper notched 17 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and five assists across 25 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Herd.

    Cooper returned to the starting lineup Tuesday but was far from looking like himself, as he failed to attempt double-digit shots for the first time this season and also had limited impact in other categories despite ending with 17 points. Cooper should remain in the starting unit going forward, however, and it should be a matter of time before he starts posting the same elite stat lines he was delivering earlier this season.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Poor shooting effort Saturday

    Cooper had 21 points (6-24 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four rebounds, six assists and five steals across 41 minutes in Saturday's loss to Raptors 905.

    Cooper posted a strong fantasy line in this game, but he was extremely inefficient and made only 25 percent of his shots despite the fact that he ended with another 20-plus scoring output. Cooper has been Cleveland's best player on offense and should remain an elite offensive contributor every time he steps on the hardwood.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores 26 with 23 shots

    Cooper delivered 26 points (8-23 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, seven assists and a steal across 40 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Skyhawks.

    Cooper struggled to shoot the ball efficiently, but that's not going to matter if he keeps scoring as he has done it all year long. He's been one of the best scorers in the G League and is averaging 26.8 points per game.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores 22 with nine dimes

    Cooper racked up 22 points (9-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and nine assists across 32 minutes in Sunday's 111-107 win over Capital City.

    Cooper is firmly entrenched as one of the best offensive players in the G League, and perhaps the only reason he hasn't gotten a shot at the NBA level is that he struggles to take care of the ball. Despite averaging 26.9 points, 6.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game, he's also committing 4.6 turnovers per contest, which is a lot even for the G League standards.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Dazzles against Swarm

    Cooper delivered 33 points (15-26 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), a rebound and seven assists across 35 minutes in Wednesday's win over Greensboro.

    Cooper was active once again and delivered his usual scoring numbers as the Charge's main offensive threat, though it was a complete offensive showing for the Cavaliers' G League affiliate since three different players scored at least 20 points. Cooper remains one of the most complete offensive forces in the G League and is currently averaging 27.6 points per game through seven regular-season contests.

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  • Sharife Cooper: Scores 25 with 20 shots

    Cooper delivered 25 points (9-20 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds and an assist across 35 minutes in Friday's win over Wisconsin.

    Cooper wasn't as active as in other games in the playmaking department, but he substituted that with activity on the glass and as a scorer. Cooper can have some off games from time to time and struggles with efficiency as well, but his scoring ability is absolutely top-notch. He's averaging 29.8 points per game in five regular-season contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, NJ
Age: 22
School: Auburn
Experience: 1