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.