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Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

Posted on: February 25, 2010 5:53 pm
 
Word that Zydrunas Ilgauskas has reached his anticipated buyout agreement with the Wizards has several organizations -- Atlanta, Denver, Utah -- experiencing the fleeting hope that the 7-3 center could give them some much-needed size for the postseason. Let's not kid ourselves, though: Z is going back to Cleveland once the league-mandated 30-day waiting period to re-sign with the team that traded him comes and goes.

The teams courting Ilgauskas are "fighting the good fight," according to one person with knowledge of the situation. But everyone involved knows that Ilgauskas, who has spent his entire career in Cleveland and is viewed by LeBron James as a necessary ingredient in the Cavs' pursuit of a championship, is going back from whence he came.

Is it fair that players who are traded for the sole purpose of making the salaries add up can return to the team that traded him? The same thing happened last season, when the Pistons traded Antonio McDyess and re-signed him in 30 days. It's not really a question of fairness, though. Rules are rules. It's a question of whether owners will be willing to back up their complaints about Z returning to Cleveland and lobby for eliminating this loophole in the new CBA.

They'll think twice, I predict, because they might just be the ones benefiting from the same chicanery in the future.



Comments

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 7:53 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

dude, you are seriously unbalanced.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2010 2:14 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

You got some issues, dude.  Get beat up on the playground today?



Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2010 12:40 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

I heard this Cavs - Lakers fix theory last year too. I guess David Stern didn't let the referees in on his "big fix" during last years Eastern Conference Finals matchup.



Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 12:35 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

no doubt CAVS VS LAKERS the fix is already in for a FIXED league.


Akron Buckeye
Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2010 11:24 pm
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Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2010 11:19 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

haha wussy Berger



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2010 11:12 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

magic/nuggets finals



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2010 10:07 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

Sounds like the dude is still dealing with that unfortunate decision he made at summer camp years ago.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:18 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

wow!!!  although i really doubt the guy that wrote this will be reading anything you said about him



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2010 8:17 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

how'd that work out for antonio ? z might be really looking around . .


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