Cavs Land Powe

The Cavs have recently lucked out by landing free agent forward, Leon Powe. More than a dozen playoff calibur teams were reportedly interested in the Boston forward, but Powe came to the decision that he wanted to team up with LeBron James, an old AAU buddy.

Powe was in Cleveland today to have his knee checked out by the Cleveland Medical team. The Cavs plan to sign Powe to a deal sometime this week. The reported deal is said to be for 2 years for under $1 Million, with a team option in 2010.

Miami, Orlando, Portland, Dallas, and Los Angeles were all rumored to have expressed interest in Powe. Powe wanted to stay in the Eastern Conference in hopes of making a run at a Championship and getting some revenge at his former team and Cleveland Rival, the Boston Celtics.

When it comes down to it, this is a great pick up by the Cavaliers. I love every aspect of this signing. It adds to the Cavaliers depth, it weakens the Celtic bench, and it allows the Cavs to make a mid season move. Powe doesn’t have much size for his position, but he make up for it in speed and quickness.

Although Powe won’t be ready until sometime in Febuary, he can still play a big part when he returns. Especially if the Cavs decide to move Z or Varejao midseason. Powe will allow the Cavs to move a big man and still have player to step into the lineup, as long as Powe stays healthy.

Topics: Easter Conference, Free Agency, LeBron James, NBA, Powe

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  • jay jay

    lebron leon and shaq it’s like throwing beasts in a backyard full of kids and i cant forget mo and delonte there beasts to

  • http://hardwoodhoudini.com Tung

    A great signing for the Cavs. Powe was one of my favorites in the last couple of years, and I think he’ll make yet another successful recovery from his recent knee surgery.

    One of my all time favorite quotes from Doc: “As a coach, I guess you should never cheer for a player… and I clearly cheer for him.”

    That pretty much sums it up.

    On another note, I think the Shaq signing was a waste of $20 million. Plus, I just really, really, really hate him because he runs his mouth. He made it onto my list of haikus for players that I hate:

    http://hardwoodhoudini.com/2009/08/26/haiku-to-you-to-nba-ers-that-i-hate/