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Joe Smith can be a viable option for the Cavaliers

Fri, Feb 20, 2009 By

Around the NBA, Cavaliers News

The trade deadline has passed without the Cavs making any moves. But that doesn’t mean the Cavaliers can’t add to their roster before April.

According to Brian Windhorst, “former Cav Joe Smith, who was traded to the Hornets before the deal was rescinded Wednesday, is expected to seek a buyout from the Thunder within the next week. Though reports have indicated the Boston Celtics will pursue Smith, a league source said if Smith can get a buyout, he will consider the Cavs. In December, Smith said he’d have interest in going back to Cleveland if he became a free agent.”

Joe Smith would be a great addition to the Cavaliers. He played big minutes for the Cavaliers last season during the playoffs and can shoot the ball and rebound. He knows the system and understand Mike Brown’s defense first philosophy.

Ather big men might also be available. The Cavs may consider Earl Barron, a versatile big man who played for the Miami Heat last season as a free agent.

Also, yesterday Sacramento Kings released veteran big man Mikki Moore.

The Cavaliers have $5.1 million left from their mid-level exception and can be used to go after free-agents.

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Tariq Ali, is the founder of CavsNews.com. Tariq grew up watching and playing soccer but his heart was always in Basketball. Tariq arrived in Cleveland in 1993 and turned into a Cavaliers fan since.

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