Free-agent forward Rashard Lewis, who has played his entire nine-year NBA career in Seattle, is headed to Orlando after agreeing to a long-term deal with the Magic, according to multiple reports.
An Orlando television station, WKMG Local 6, reported Monday that Lewis had agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract, while ESPN.com, citing NBA front-office sources, said he’ll sign a maximum-level contract.
Bob Finnan is one of the areas more dynamic writers. Finnan, from The Morning Journal, has covered sports in Northeast Ohio since graduating from Kent State University in 1980. Bob just finished his 12th year covering the Cavaliers and has brought insight and analysis that makes him one of the best. CavsNews had a chance to catch up with Bob and he shared some insight into being a Cavalier sports reporter.
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The Cavaliers reached out to Toronto’s Morris Peterson in the opening minutes of the free-agent negotiating period Saturday night,
Peterson also received offers from the Jazz, Miami, New Orleans, Golden State, and Sacramento.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Peterson is a shooter first and foremost, taking some 57 percent of his shots this season from the three-point arc. He averaged 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 35.9 percent from three-point range.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
According to some sources, Anderson Varejao receivedÂ $7 million offer from the Memphis Grizzlies. Anderson can sign an offer sheet July 11th and because he is a restricted free agent, the Cavaliers will be able to match that.
The Grizzlies have about $8.3 million to spend in free agency.Â “They are expected to throw some of it – perhaps all of it – at the Cavs’ valuable forward/center. The Grizzlies would pair the 6-foot-10, 240-pound Varejao with 7-foot Pau Gasol in an imposing front line under new coach Marc Iavaroni.” Bob Finnan of the News-Herald said.
Hours after the free-agent bargaining began today, the Nets and Vince Carter have agreed on at least four more years deal worth $61.8 million.
The deal calls for a guarantee of $61.8 million over four seasons with the team holding an option for a fifth year.
The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Yi sixth overall in New York last Thursday. According to sources, his agents are seeking a trade away from the Bucks.
Yi did not travel to Milwaukee for the customary post-draft introduction, saying he needed to head to Dallas to join the Chinese national team.
Before the draft, Yiâ€™s camp had prevented him from working out for the Bucks as they did not want him to be drafted by a small market team, especially one from a city without a significant Chinese population.
â€œOur agent team had meetings to study this case immediately after the draft,â€ said Yiâ€™s Chinese agent Zhao Gang. â€œYiâ€™s selection at six has proved his capabilities and value.
â€œHowever, we feel that the Bucks are not the best fit for Yi Jianlian. Our team will make contact with other teams who have watched Yiâ€™s training and games to see if there is any possibility of a trade.â€
Â Source: MSNBC
Free agent sharpshooter Jason Kapono has quickly reached an agreement Sunday to leave the Miami Heat and sign a four-year deal believed to be worth $24 million with the Toronto Raptors.
The Scream Team will be conducting auditions on Saturday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m.Â Auditions will take place at St. Edwards High School at 13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old by November 1st, 2007.Â Candidates are encouraged to pre-register, however walk-ups will be accepted.Â For more information visit cavs.com or call 216-420-2482