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Cavaliers Sign Five Free Agents

October 2, 2001

CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cleveland Cavaliers signed five free agents on Monday, one day before opening their first training camp under coach John Lucas.

The Cavaliers signed swingman Rodrick Rhodes, guard Anthony Goldwire and forwards Gerard King, Makhtar Ndiaye and Reggie Slater.

Rhodes has averaged 5.3 points in 72 games over three NBA seasons, his last with Dallas in 1999-00. Last season he played in Greece.

Goldwire played for Denver last season, averaging 4.1 points and 1.7 rebounds.

King was with the Washington Wizards last year and averaged 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. He also has played in the CBA and the Italian League.

Ndiaye has spent the past two seasons playing in France.

Slater played 55 games for Minnesota last season, averaging 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. He also has played for Denver, Portland, Dallas and Toronto.

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