Last Friday Pavlovic’s agent, Marc Cornstein, indicated that the sides were ”very far apart” on contract terms, and said Pavlovic may consider playing in Europe next season if he can’t come to terms on a long-term contract with the Cavs.
Danny Ferry didn’t comment on the matter as has been his position all summer, said he would not comment on ongoing talks.
Pavlovic and his agent’s threats seem to be hollow. Most European teams have started training camps already, and most rosters are filled. Also, Sasha never played in Europe’s pro leagues.
Pavlovic is a restricted free agent, if he cannot get another team to sign him to an offer sheet, or come to a long-term agreement with the Cavs, he would be required to take a one-year qualifying offer of $2.8 million.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal