Cavaliers work out Lou Amundson


The Cavaliers remain the hottest free-agent destination in the NBA.

That’s in part because players will line up to join LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. It’s also because Cleveland has potentially open roster spots.

The Cavaliers have more than enough borderline NBA players on partially and non-guaranteed contracts, but they also want more-proven players.

Of course, Ray Allen remains the big fish, but they’re explore other options – like Lou Amundson.

Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype:

I really liked Amundson as an energy player – five years ago. He provided a much-needed dimension for the 2009-10 Suns that reached the conference finals.

Since, Amundson has played for the Warriors, Pacers, Timberwolves, Bulls, Hornets/Pelicans and Bulls again. In that time, he’s gotten old. Just because Amundson had such a great motor in Phoenix doesn’t mean he can maintain that same energy at 31, and without his relentlessness, he’s not NBA quality.

However, the Cavaliers are so talented, maybe they can keep Amundson in a small enough role to get the best from him. That would be the best route for this working, but there is the risk of Cleveland falling into the same trap as Miami – overvaluing experience and ending up with an aged roster.