The Cleveland Cavaliers have had an open roster spot on their team since the NBA trade deadline. The team traded off a large number of veterans and brought in some young talent but left one spot open because they didn't have anyone that they thought was worth the signing. However, the Cavs also knew they needed help in the frontcourt, which was riddled with injuries and lackluster play by some of their veteran stars. Now, with the 2018 NBA playoffs only one week away, the Cavaliers finally made a move and signed a new Big Man to fill out their roster for the rest of the season.

Cavaliers newest big man signing

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing with a new center in Larry Nance Jr. and have welcomed Kevin Love back as well. That leaves them with the underperforming Tristan Thompson, Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic as their main frontcourt players alongside LeBron James. Now, the Cavs have added another big man.

The new Cleveland Cavaliers signing is Okaro White. The news came from NBA Front Office beat writer Kevin Smith, who sent out a tweet announcing the Cavs move and the news that it was for the remainder of the season.

Okaro White is a 6 ft. 9 in. forward. The deal is the typical 10-day contract, but since there is only one week left in the 2018 NBA season, that means that the Cavaliers will have a chance to see if he can help them when the NBA playoffs start.

What does this mean for the Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers need help in the paint, and there is a chance that Okaro White can provide that. With the Cavs souring on Tristan Thompson and knowing that Ante Zizic is nowhere near ready to be a playoff contributor, this is a chance for White to prove himself.

Okaro White played six games with the Miami Heat this season and started four of them.

His season average in those games is 3.3 points and 1.8 rebounds over 13.3 minutes-per-game. This is White's second season in the NBA after playing college ball for the Florida State Seminoles. He has played in 41 NBA games since entering the league and has career stats of 2.9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 13.4 minutes-a-game.

There is a hope that Okaro White will be able to contribute for the Cleveland Cavaliers based on past performance in the G League.

In 2016-17, White was an All-Star in the G League, with 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 33 minutes in 23 minutes per game in that season. He also played in the Greek Basketball League and was their player fo the year in the 2015-16 season.