In news about as shocking as Guinness sales will be up on St. Patrick’s Day, the agent for Zydrunas Ilgauskas says he wants to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There are a couple reports on twitter from Cavaliers insiders reporting that Big Z’s agent, Herb Rudoy, is saying the center wants to return to the Cavaliers and will start negotiating with them on March 22, the first day he can.
This is news, but wholly expected news. Big Z has played every year of his career in Cleveland, his is invested in the community. He wants to help win a title for that team and that city. He was always going back.
It just is official now.
LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:
Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.
Eight days ago, Derrick Rose had surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone suffered in training camp. The Bulls said he would be ready to resume basketball activities in two weeks, and in the meantime will rejoin practice soon. That part is still on schedule — head coach Fred Hoiberg says Rose will be with the team when they return to Chicago on Monday following a two-game preseason road trip, but unless the swelling in his eye dies down, it could be a little longer before he can start practicing again.
Via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
It’s not ideal, but since there’s no structural damage to Rose’s face, once he’s cleared to resume practicing, it’s just a matter of getting back into game shape before he can start playing in games. The team is still optimistic he’ll be able to play opening night against the Cavaliers on October 27.