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REPORT -- Joe Smith reaches buyout with Thunder, Looks to join Cavaliers

Brian Windhorst is reporting that Joe Smith is about to become a free agent, just in the nick of time --

According to a league source, the Oklahoma City Thunder and forward Joe Smith reached a buyout agreement tonight. He will be waived by the midnight deadline and start in the waiver system Monday and should clear waivers by Wednesday morning.

Smith and the Cavs have been in talks and they are his first choice. If all goes according to plan, indications are Smith will sign with the team once he becomes a free agent and could be in uniform for Wednesday's game against the Bucks at The Q.

This is big news for the Cavs as they deal with injuries on their front line.  While Ben Wallace is out, Smith will provide depth and a mcuh needed scoring punch.  When ben returns, his offensive ability will be a welcome sight off the bench.

Let's hope this deal gets done.