Jamison likely to have new team next season

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--F Antawn Jamison has played his final game with the Cavs. Some thought there was a chance he'd return next season, but he closed the door on that thinking after the final home game on April 25. "I thank the organization," he said. "I enjoyed playing for Mr. (Dan) Gilbert, the training staff and the coaching staff. It was fun. I've enjoyed it. I think we both have (made up our mind). It's time for me to move on. I don't know what the future holds. I have a good feeling this is my last (game with the Cavs), in general. I think (the writing is) on the wall. I wish these guys great luck." He'll be an unrestricted free agent after this season and he wants to play for a contender next year. "The only thing left for me to do is have my last name associated with a champion," he said.

--F-C Tristan Thompson can't wait to start working with retired Cavs C Zydrunas Ilgauskas. "Big Z was a great center," he said. "He can definitely shoot it. He had great post moves. I'm going to take a lot from his playbook." Thompson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft, started the last 25 games at center. He said he's not been coached by a big man in high school, AAU or college. "Most of the coaches are between 5-11 and 6-2," he said. "They've never played the post in their life. It's definitely tough when you don't have big men working with you. When you get to the pros, they have coaches for the bigs. You have to take advantage of it. Big Z has had a great career. Having him here will be big for all of our bigs."

"Coach (Byron Scott) said I'd get 10 minutes. I got 9:47. He owes me 13 seconds. Hopefully, I'll have some rollover minutes next season." -- Guard Kyrie Irving on his playing time in the final home game vs. Washington on April 25.

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