Kyrie Irving is hoping to get back on the court in two and a half weeks.
The reigning Rookie of the Year said his splint will be coming off soon. He added that doctors said his hand is healing well and he can't wait to return. Irving was one of the best value picks in fantasy drafts last year, but this year it will likely cost owners at least a second-round pick. While the value won't be there, the top pick in the 2011 NBA Draft may wind up being the best player on a lot of fantasy teams for the upcoming season.
Alonzo Gee's agent, Andre Buck, said that his client may accept the qualifying contract offer extended by the Cavs.
Gee, a restricted free agent, hasn't received an offer sheet to date, and at this juncture it's very possible he could simply accept the qualifying offer to hit unrestricted free agency next season. "I don't see accepting the qualifying offer as a bad option for Alonzo," said Buck.
There are other moving parts to the deal, which should be finalized by Thursday morning or afternoon, barring unforeseen complications, the source said.
As NBA.com’s David Aldridge notes, the Cavs would be able to absorb Davis’ $13 million salary with the trade exception they received from Miami in the sign-and-trade deal for LeBron James, but won’t have to with this deal. This exception was originally thought to be used for a player such as Gerald Wallace, but with him most likely on his way to Portland, they made the move for Davis and are perhaps still looking to deal.
This is a beautiful part of my memory of growing up in Cleveland — by February, the weather has been so absurd for so long that you no longer even think about it. There’s no complaining. Nobody talks weather. It’s just cold, and it will always be cold, and there’s snow everywhere, and there’s more snow coming, and there will always be snow on the ground, and it will never melt, it will never ever get warm or green ever again. That’s why spring always felt like a beautiful surprise. There is no better season on Earth, I am convinced, than spring in Cleveland (or Buffalo or Detroit, etc.). The best weather days in my memory was always that first semi-warm day of Cleveland spring when I could wear tennis shoes outside and I felt like I could jump four feet in the air.
Finally, a little nugget from the good news department. The Cleveland Cavs, who desperately have needed help down low during their losing streak, will have Leon Powe suited up and ready for Friday night’s game, barring a setback.
Christian Eyenga just checked in...with the Cavs broadcasters. Ref waived him in for #Cavs anyway