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48-34 4-6 L1
47-35 7-3 W1
39-43 5-5 L1
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2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 17.5 8.0 40.2 2.0 1.8

Top Sam Merrill News

  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: No restrictions for Game 1

    Merrill (neck) is not expected to face any minute restrictions in Game 1 of the team's series versus the Magic, Spencer Davies of SI.com reports.

    Merrill sat out the final three games of the regular season due to a neck strain. Barring any setbacks, he should be available for his usual workload. The 27-year-old averaged 17.5 minutes per game during the regular season.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Set to return for Game 1

    Merrill (illness) isn't on the injury report for Saturday's Game 1 against the Magic.

    Merrill sat out the final three games of the regular season due to a neck strain, but he'll be able to suit up to begin the playoffs. The 27-year-old averaged 8.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game during the regular season.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Participates in practice

    Merrill (neck) went through Wednesday's practice without issue, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Merrill missed the final three games of the regular season due to a neck strain. However, Merrill's participation in practice is a good sign of his availability for Saturday's Game 1 against the Magic.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Won't play Sunday

    Merrill (neck) is out for Sunday's game versus the Hornets.

    Merrill will miss his third straight contest Sunday due to a neck strain. His next chance to suit up will come in Cleveland's first-round matchup in the playoffs.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Officially out

    Merrill (neck) won't play Friday against the Pacers, Evan Dammarell of FearTheSword.com reports.

    Merrill was added to the injury report as doubtful, and this latest update confirms that he'll remain sidelined. He'll be considered day-to-day leading up to Sunday's regular-season finale against the Hornets.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Won't play Wednesday

    Merrill (neck) is out for Wednesday's game versus the Grizzlies, Serena Winters of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.

    Merrill has been downgraded from doubtful to out Wednesday after suffering a neck strain while attempting to take a charge versus the Clippers. His next chance to play is Friday's matchup with Indiana.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Likely out against Memphis

    Merrill (neck) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game versus the Grizzlies.

    Merrill is expected to miss his first game since Feb. 28 on Wednesday due to a neck strain. The 27-year-old guard's likely absence could open up more minutes for Craig Porter, Caris LeVert and Isaac Okoro.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Dealing with neck injury

    Merrill missed Tuesday's practice due to a neck injury, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

    Merrill suffered the injury during the first half of Sunday's loss to the Clippers while attempting to take a charge on Paul George. "He almost got like a whiplash type of thing," coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. Merrill's official status for Wednesday's game against Memphis has yet to be released.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Pops for 18 points from bench

    Merrill recorded 18 points (6-13 FG, 6-12 3Pt), four rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes during Tuesday's 129-113 win over the Jazz.

    Merrill was lethal from the perimeter, converting six three-pointers in a masterful run with the second unit. Merrill's success is entirely dependent on the long ball, and with a 41.1 percent conversion rate on the season, positive totals usually come his way with a high shot volume beyond the arc.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Hits five threes vs. Charlotte

    Merrill registered 17 points (5-11 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 118-111 loss to the Hornets.

    Wednesday marked the eighth time this season Merrill has hit five or more threes in a game. He's gone 9-for-19 from beyond the arc over his last two games following an 0-for-6 outing against the Heat on March 24. Merrill has played 20-plus minutes in 12 of his last 14 games, and he is averaging 9.5 points on 36.1 percent three-point shooting, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 24.6 minutes per game in March.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Hits four threes off bench vs. Heat

    Merrill tallied 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-9 3Pt) and one rebound over 21 minutes in Wednesday's 107-104 loss to Miami.

    Merrill has gone 14-for-30 from three over his last four games and has played at least 20 minutes in six straight contests. With Donovan Mitchell (nose) and Max Strus (knee) sidelined, Caris LeVert has been inserted into the starting lineup, meaning that Merrill will be the first guard off the bench for the Cavaliers in the short term.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Just misses double-double

    Merrill logged 15 points (5-10 FG, 5-10 3Pt), two rebounds and nine assists over 28 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 116-95 win over New Orleans.

    The nine assists were a career high for the 27-year-old guard, as Merrill played at least 18 minutes for the eighth straight game. That could end up being the high point of his latest run, however -- with Donovan Mitchell back on the court after missing the first seven of those games, there won't be as big a role available for Merrill in the Cleveland backcourt. He's proven he can make a contribution, but it might take another injury to put him back on the fantasy radar,

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Not starting Wednesday

    Merrill isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Serena Winters of Bally Sports Cleveland reports.

    Merrill drew a start Tuesday and scored six points (2-7 FG) in 30 minutes. However, he'll head to the bench with Cleveland opting to start Georges Niang, Dean Wade and Jarrett Allen in the frontcourt, as Evan Mobley (ankle) is slated for a multi-week absence. Over his last three appearances, Merrill has averaged 13.0 points in 28.0 minutes per game.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Gets the start Tuesday

    Merrill will start in place of Max Strus (knee) for Tuesday's game versus Boston.

    Merrill profiles as a pivotal weapon to combat the lethal shooting of Boston's starting five. The 27-year-old has posted 11-for-22 three-point shooting across his last two contests. He starts alongside Darius Garland and Isaac Okoro in a shorthanded Cleveland rotation.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Makes four threes in win Friday

    Merrill finished with 12 points (4-9 FG, 4-9 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist over 25 minutes during Friday's 110-100 victory over the Pistons.

    Merrill contributed offensively with his outside shooting, registering his ninth game with four or more three-pointers made. The former Utah State standout went through a rough patch in February, averaging just 4.8 points per game, but he still shot 44.1 percent from three-point range, so it was more a case of him not getting enough touches instead of struggling with his mechanics. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, Merrill doesn't have a lot of fantasy upside due to his limited role off the bench, though in a best-case scenario, he's better suited to be a decent streaming alternative for managers in need of three-point stats in category-based formats.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Not on Thursday's injury report

    Merrill (illness) isn't on the injury report for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    Merrill missed the Cavaliers' final game before the All-Star break due to an illness, but he should be back in action as the team returns from the layoff. If Donovan Mitchell (illness) is sidelined, Merrill could see a slight uptick in playing time.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Out for Wednesday

    Merrill (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Merrill will sit out Cleveland's final game heading into the All-Star break with an illness, but he should be fine for their next game Feb. 22. He's not a large enough part of the rotation for his playing status to impact fantasy hoops.

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  • Cavaliers' Sam Merrill: Questionable with illness

    Merrill is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls with an illness.

    Both Darius Garland (illness) and Merrill were late additions to the injury report. Merrill has played a minor role in February, averaging 12.6 minutes per game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 27
School: Utah St.
Experience: 3