According a variety of media reports, Cleveland Cavaliers free agents C.J. Miles, Spencer Hawes and Luol Deng have all received calls from other teams at the start of free agency. All three are unrestricted free agents. According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Indiana Pacers have been in contact with Miles and the two will meet sometime on Tuesday. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Hawes has been contacted by the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets.
As for Deng, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that Deng has been already been contacted by the Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers and Atlanta Hawks with more teams scheduled to call tomorrow. On top of that, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Miami Heat president Pat Riley has called Deng to make his "significant interest" known.
Miles would be a loss for the Cavaliers, as he seemed to be a positive locker room presence while also providing some shooting off the ball. Miles made $2.225 million this past season. According to Amico, the Cavaliers want Miles back, bit he wants a bigger role than the one he has in Cleveland. Hawes, meanwhile made $6.6 million this past season. After being acquired at the trade deadline from the Philadelphia 76ers, Hawes helped create floor spacing for the Cavs and gave Cleveland a needed scoring threat down low. A native of Washington State who still lives in his hometown of Seattle, it has been speculated that Hawes would like to play for a team closer to home next season. He has already met with the Trail Blazes and their head coach, Terry Stotts. According to Wojnarowski, however, the Cavs are determined to re-sign Hawes.