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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Is there interest in Brad Miller?

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

After watching the Los Angeles Lakers' game last week, I'm convinced the Cavs need another big man. He could have been playing at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday night.

Kings center Brad Miller is available. Could the Cavs have interest? Even though Miller wasn't drafted upon leaving Purdue, he's a quality big man. The problem is he's overpaid for what he does. He'll make $11.4 million this year and $12.3 million next year.

The Cavs want to keep their financial flexibility in the summer of 2010, so adding Miller wouldn't ruin that.

The 7-foot, 261-pounder is a native of Indiana and might welcome another stint in the Midwest, especially for a team that could be headed for the NBA Finals.

They'd have to deal guard/forward Wally Szczerbiak in such a deal, and they'd miss his outside shooting. Miller had seven points and six rebounds in the Cavs' 117-110 win.

Cavs coach Mike Brown was downtrodden after the game. His answers were short and terse. He was extremely disappointed in the Cavs' defensive effort.

They just didn't compete on that end of the floor. The Kings are a talented offensive team and don't really try to stop teams.

The Cavs hammered the Kings on the boards, 49-25, and outscored them on second-chance points, 22-3.

The Cavs are now 15-2 against Western Conference teams this season. They are also 23-0 when they score 100 or more points.


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