Monthly Archives: March 2010

LeBron excited about prospects for Z

George M. Thomas

Today marks the moment that former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas
can return to the team.

Ilgauskas was traded to the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal that
garnered the Cavs the services of power forward Antawn Jamison and
point guard Sebastian Telfair. Ilgauskas’ contract was subsequently
bought out and he can re-sign with the Cavs as early as today.

James will bypass free agency — with Nike, at least: Cavaliers Insider

Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer

LeBron James has one major free agent decision nearly settled.

James hinted on Sunday that he was close to agreeing to a long-term
extension with Nike to continue to be one of their top pitchmen. James’
original seven-year contract that paid him in excess of $100 million
with bonuses is set to expire in a couple of months.

Miami Heat will be facing difficult choices in offseason


If Miami can sign Chris Bosh or Amare Stoudemire — and there’s at least
a decent chance — plus re-sign Dwyane Wade, that would leave only a
few million dollars for point guard and small forward, which must be
addressed. Deciding which of those two is more pressing will be among
many decisions for Pat Riley, with the late-season play of Mario
Chalmers, Carlos Arroyo and Dorell Wright factoring in.

For Now, Nuggets Are Dantley's Team

Chris Tomasson

This is Adrian Dantley’s team now.

Opportunity knocks for Knicks' Giddens


With salary dumping comes opportunity, and for new Knicks swingman J.R.
Giddens, that opportunity is now.

Cavs to negotiate for Ilgauskas' return

George M. Thomas

Monday could bring a shakeup to the Cavaliers’ roster.

That’s the day when the Cavs can begin negotiating with Zydrunas
Ilgauskas about his possible return to the team.

Magic can't ignore Nets' cry for help


Team president Rod Thorn admits the Nets will have to look everywhere
to find players after this nightmare season concludes and at least six
player contracts expire.

Vulcans are hovering and Kevin Pritchard could be next

John Canzano, The Oregonian

Might be a good time for Kevin Pritchard to wipe his computer hard
drive clean. And he should probably get a second cellular telephone for
non-business calls, and also, be careful who he talks to about his
future as the Trail Blazers general manager.

Note to KP: Watch your back.

Harrington's Knicks exit near; Nets on radar


Knicks forward Al Harrington often wears a ballcap with a scripted "NJ."

The former star at St. Patrick’s High in Elizabeth, who lives in
Edgewater, said he’s not trying to send out any subliminal messages —
but told The Post he definitely would be interested in signing with his
hometown Nets this summer, especially since they will play in Newark,
10 miles from Elizabeth, the next two seasons.

Griz to match any offer Gay might receive

Ronald Tillery

Griz swingman Ronnie Brewer returned to action after missing 13 games with a partially torn right hamstring. …Griz owner Michael Heisley told a group of season ticket holders that the team intends to match any offer Gay might receive as a restricted free agent this summer. Heisley spoke before the game at the team’s annual “State of the Franchise” Chalk Talk where season ticket holders could ask questions.