The Cleveland Cavaliers won their opening game of the 2017 NBA season, knocking off the 2016-17 regular season Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics, 102-99. While they picked up the big win to get off to a good start to the season, they are not finished structuring their team and added another player to the roster on Wednesday in London Perrantes.

London Perrantes signs with Cavaliers

The news was broke by Shams Charania of The Vertical for Yahoo Sports. According to a tweet by Charania, the Cleveland Cavaliers signed former Virginia star Point Guard London Perrantes.

The deal will be a two-way contract and was announced by Cleveland earlier today.

London Perrantes was with the San Antonio Spurs in training camp but they cut him before the start of the season. Perrantes was the top player for the Virginia Cavaliers in his senior season. He averaged 12.7 points, three rebounds, and 3.8 assists-per-game in that senior campaign.

Perrantes was with the Miami Heat first, playing for them in the Summer League. He was also impressive in that stint, averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists while playing in three games.

He then moved on to the San Antonio Spurs training camp but was unable to catch on there before finally signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cleveland has to hope that London Perrantes can match up to his former teammate at Virginia, Malcolm Brogdon. That Cavaliers' alumn won the NBA Rookie of the Year honors last season.

The future for Perrantes

At the moment, the Cleveland Cavaliers have Derrick Rose at point guard and will bring back Isaiah Thomas, possibly by Christmas, to take over the lead role.

London Perrantes can possibly be there to groom for a future spot as the backup to Thomas in Cleveland.

It is unclear at the moment when Perrantes will start playing. For those unfamiliar with the term, a two-way contract means that the money that the Cleveland Cavaliers pay London will be based on which league he is playing in.

One-way contracts mean that a player will get the same pay whether they are on the main roster or in the G-League.

There have been a number of big two-way contracts signed over the last day in the NBA. Promising young Los Angeles Lakers star Vander Blue just inked a two-way deal with L.A. A very familiar name to NBA fans, Gary Payton II, signed a two-way deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Golden State Warriors signed Quinn Cook to a two-way contract as well.