The Plain Dealer reports that the Cavs are hot on the trail of Channing Frye and will be meeting with him.
In light of recent developments, he's a viable option. He showed plenty of promise coming out of Arizona way back when (2005-06) and made the NBA's All-Rookie team (averaging 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game) before being dealt by the New York Knicks to Portland to wallow on the bench behind LaMarcus Aldridge.
He's still young (26-years-old) and if the Cavs' coaching staff can tap into that potential he's a viable option in the interim.
Still looking on the power foward a league insider suggests that the despite the fact that he opted out of his contract, the Cavs will pursue Anderson Varejao. The free agent forward and Quicken Loans Arena favorite hasn't drawn a ton of interest in his pursuit of a more lucrative contract.
Varejao is someone who remains integral to the team's success, the source said, although the native of Brazil took a risk passing on $6.2 million payday for the season.
One entirely plausible scenario has the team interested in Anthony Parker formerly of the Toronto Raptors, who averaged 10.7 points and four rebounds this past season.
One league source said that the team might even have interest in Josh Childress, the former Atlanta Hawk who bolted the NBA for millions in Greece to play for Olympiakos who can play guard or small forward. Given the nature of that situation, that would seem unlikely. Childress is a restricted free agent and he has a lucrative contract with his Greek team that pays him $20 million over three years.
The Cavs would more than likely have to work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Atlanta Hawks, the team that still own his rights, to get him there. He has until July 15 to opt out of his contract in Greece.
GM Danny Ferry's pulled off significant trades before. Perhaps he can once again. What's looking pretty clear, however, from this free agency period is that he's looking for the right fit for the right money that won't blow 2010.
Any of these moves appealing to Cavs nation? Discuss.
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