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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kurz coming to camp

Former Golden State Warriors forward Rob Kurz has agreed to come to the Cavaliers' training camp in October.

The 6-9, 232-pounder is on a make-good contract.

Kurz and second-round pick Danny Green would give the Cavs 15 players under contract.

The final spot on the roster might have come down to Kurz and former Cavs forward Joe Smith.

Smith has agreed to a one-year deal for the minimum - $1,306,455 - with the Atlanta Hawks. The same offer was on the table from the Cavs, but he chose their Eastern Conference playoff rival instead. The Cavs swept the Hawks, 4-0, in the second round of the playoffs.

He'll likely get more playing time with the Hawks. He'll join center Zaza Pachulia as a big man off the bench. It's actually shaping up into a nice big-man rotation when you throw in starters Josh Smith and Al Horford.

He probably thought he'd have trouble getting minutes with the Cavs, especially after the signing of Leon Powe. The Cavs also have J.J. Hickson and Darnell Jackson as reserve big men.

"Joe Beast," however, is one of the most popular players on the team. The players and media loved him. He's a stand-up guy, who was very approachable after wins or losses.

Here's how the Cavs' 15-man roster breaks down:

C - Shaquille O'Neal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas
PF - Anderson Varejao, J.J. Hickson, Darnell Jackson, Leon Powe, Rob Kurz
SF - LeBron James, Jamario Moon, Jawad Williams
SG - Delonte West, Anthony Parker, Danny Green
PG - Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson


Blogger Aaron said...

Its gonna be a good year for sure!

August 24, 2009 at 5:35 PM 

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