Found June 30, 2013 on
Waiting For Next Year:
The Cavaliers will reportedly not be extending qualifying offers to either Omri Casspi or Wayne Ellington, allowing both to become free agents when free agency begins on Monday.
Jason Lloyd of The Akron Beacon Journal was first on the story.
#Cavs won't extend qualifying offer to Wayne Ellington, per league source, but are open to bringing him back. Protecting cap space right now
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) June 30, 2013
Ellington, who Lloyd says will still be a target for Chris Grant to retain this off season, averaged a career high 10.6 points per game on 44% shooting off the bench for the Cavaliers last season. Along with Marreese Speights, Ellington gave the Cavaliers a much needed boost to their second unit after coming over via trade from Memphis back in January.
Along with allowing Ellington to test free agency, the Cavs will do the same with Omri Casspi as first reported by Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
#Cavs will not extend qualifying offer to Om...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Because yesterday’s Saturday Six Pack: Reasons to love Anthony Bennett went down so smooth it’s time to enjoy a Sunday serving, this time Russki style.
Six reasons to love new Cavaliers’ swingman Sergey Karasev brought to you buy the guy who was excited about Omri Casspi, Sasha Pavlovic, and Jiří Welsch.
1. He can shoot.
The Cavs were and still are in desperate need of wings...
Reports on draft day indicated that the Cavaliers were down to deciding between taking Alex Len and Nerlens Noel with the first pick, but now that the smoke has cleared it appears the Cavs’ choice was in fact between Len, Ben McLemore, and Anthony Bennett.
According to Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer, Noel was not one of the final players Chirs Grant and his staff came close...
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting the Cavs’ Marreese Speights has opted out of the last year of his contract and will test free agency.
Marreese Speights has declined player option with Cleveland and will become a free agent, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 29, 2013
Speights, due to make $4.5 million in 2013-14, sparked...
The decisions that were made on Thursday night weren’t only surprising, but they were big game-changers. Each and every team had an unusually large amount of selections to strongly consider and choose between. Every single process in picking the team’s player was important, such as watching game tape, the NBA Draft Combine, and individual team workouts. However, sometimes...
While Cavs fans are contemplating how draft picks Anthony Bennett, Sergey Karasev, and Carrick Felix will all fit with the current roster, Cavs General Manager Chris Grant indicated on Friday the Cavaliers’ roster is far from finished.
In an interview with ESPNCleveland’s The Really Big Show , Grant told show hosts Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer that ”this is just the...
As we’ve been told, the Cleveland Cavaliers will “kick the tires” on Andrew Bynum. I know that Chris Grant likes to explore every option. That’s fine. Having done some car shopping recently, I know I kicked the tires on plenty of cars I had no intention to buy. It’s just part of the game.
Chris Grant needs to kick the tires and then walk away from this one.
I really don’t...
Marreese Speights has declined his player option for the 13-14 NBA season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Speights will become an unrestricted free agent.
Speights was due $4.515 million with the Cavaliers.
“While We’re Waiting” serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at email@example.com.
“We should have known the Cavs would pull something like this. They did it with Tristan Thompson two years ago and again with Dion Waiters last year. They also did...
Cleveland Cavaliers: Cleveland Draft Grades
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff
Pick 1: Anthony Bennett- F- UNLV
- Bennett is one of the top prospects in this draft. He is a monster athlete, who can score inside and out and can rebound at a high level, despite his lack of height. However, he plays the same position as Tristan Thompson, another franchise cornerstone, who...
The Cleveland Cavliers have reportedly expressed early interest in free agents Earl Clark, CJ Watson and Darren Collison.
FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico reports that Chris Grant is one of the many NBA general managers who hit the ground running at the onset of the league’s free agency period which began at midnight on July 1. The Cavaliers are reportedly focusing on post defense...
Scott Raab and I talked about all the weekly Cleveland sports news and so much more.
How many shows aped The Sopranos?
Mad Men and the distance between it and its authenticity
David Chase left us involved with the humanity of his characters
Jimmy Haslam and the Forbes and WSJ covering Pilot Flying J
Breaking down the debt and bond rating of the company
Aaron Hernandez and his murder...