I've gotten several of e-mails asking me if LeBron's delay in commenting on the Cavs' max contract offer is hurting them in free agency. I believe this is primarily because they've told Drew Gooden to wait until LeBron is settled before they press on with him, at least that's what Drew's agents have been telling me.
The truth is no one outside the Cavs front office can truly say whether this expanding decision process is changing their plans. Even though they had interest in Nazr Mohammed and Joel Pryzbilla, I not sure why either would wanted to have come to Cleveland with Zydrunas Ilgauskas in place. I thought they'd have interest in Speedy Claxton, but his agent told me Cavs interest was lukewarm. My guess is because he's not a great outside shooter.
In short, I'm not sure if the Cavs have aggressively pursued any free agent thus far. I think they saw this class as being somewhat weak and they might want to sit back and see what develops. Certainly it would help all parties if LeBron committed, but I don't think it is harming the team right now.
In other news, here is the summer league roster, which was announced today:
15 Martynas Andriuskevicius F/C 7-2 240
4 Jermaine Blackburn G/F 6-6 216
6 Shannon Brown G 6-4 205
8 C.J. Bruton G 6-2 170
27 Sharrod Ford F 6-9 223
18 Je’Kel Foster G 6-2 210
21 Daniel Gibson G 6-2 190
1 Stephen Graham G/F 6-6 215
26 Brandon Hunter F 6-7 266
31 Brian Jackson F 6-9 245
3 Sasha Pavlovic G/F 6-7 210
50 Roderick Riley C 6-11 275
10 Clay Tucker G 6-3 195
40 Ejike Ugboaja F 6-9 225