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AMC31
09-04-2008, 04:16 PM
The Cavaliers might be close to adding another piece to their roster.

Looking for depth and experience on their front line, a league source said, the team is near a deal with veteran big man Lorenzen Wright. A contract could be completed in the next few days.

Wright spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, playing in 18 games overall. He averaged 0.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

The Cavs talked to him last summer before he signed with the Hawks and later was traded.

The 6-foot-11 veteran of 12 NBA seasons can play forward or center and has been a solid rebounder during his career. His career averages are 8.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

If a contract is completed, Wright would be an insurance policy for the Cavs, who have been down a big man since trading Joe Smith in a package for point guard Mo Williams last month.

Wright likely would compete for playing time as the fourth big man with rookie J.J. Hickson, the team's first-round draft pick. Hickson was impressive during games in the summer league.

It is probable that Wright, who also was considered by the Miami Heat, would sign for the veteran's minimum of $1.2 million, a portion of which is paid out of a league pool.

http://www.hoopsworld.com/HeadlineStories.asp?hd=20080904&lc=NBA#STORY_11673

He might be good here, we need another bigman.

CHief_0_o_Wahoo
09-04-2008, 04:23 PM
I have no problem with this, we need some depth. He isn't anything special, but he won't really need to be with limited minutes.

Cavs_Fan24
09-04-2008, 09:12 PM
We need help up front and Wright's a solid big man. I dont mind this at all.

Sbank
09-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Not a bad move for us. I don't see him play much for us this season though.

IndiansFan337
09-05-2008, 07:22 AM
Not a bad move for us. I don't see him play much for us this season though.

Exactly.

This looks like a lock to go down now though.

23LBJCleBrowns
09-05-2008, 03:08 PM
http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/lorenzen_wright_080905.html

Sbank
09-05-2008, 03:27 PM
Exactly.

This looks like a lock to go down now though.

It official we signed him today

IndiansFan337
09-05-2008, 06:25 PM
As expected, the Cavaliers signed center Lorenzen Wright to a contract on Friday.
Terms were not disclosed and he'll play very few minutes off the bench. The Cavs decided they needed Wright after they sent Joe Smith to Oklahoma City in the Mo Williams trade.
Rotoworld.com

Cavs_Fan24
09-06-2008, 09:57 AM
glad we got some more depth up-front. Wright will play solid when he's on the floor.

Clevefan23
09-06-2008, 11:32 AM
another scot pollard

IndiansFan337
09-06-2008, 01:10 PM
glad we got some more depth up-front. Wright will play solid when he's on the floor.

Yeah, after losing Dwayne Jones & Joe Smith we needed to at least add one veteran backup big to team with Hickson in replacing them.

Also, Wallace & Z need some insurance behind them. Either one could go down at any time with a back or foot injury.

_Sn1P3r_
09-06-2008, 02:14 PM
Not bad. He's a good body for down low.

Wallace
09-06-2008, 05:43 PM
not a bad move... he's a solid low post player but i don't think he's going to play to much maybe 8-10 mpg max.

Beno7500
09-07-2008, 03:08 AM
Bad move

Rome
09-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Won't see much time, but solid veteran pickup. Not a bad move.

jdavis26
09-08-2008, 10:40 AM
pretty solid times..these days

JOSETHEALLSTAR
09-19-2008, 02:45 PM
it would be a nice sign.

edla423
09-30-2008, 02:45 PM
another scot pollard

wright has proven himself to be much better then scot pollard.hes much more dynamic and athletic then pollard.