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WKNR Reports Z Will Re-sign, But Not So Fast

By George Thomas Published: February 26, 2010

According to a report from WKNR's afternoon-drive host and former voice of the Cavs, former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will be the team's future center when he's eligible to do so.
The Washington Wizards bought Ilgauskas out of his coutract with them Thursday.  The Cavs traded the 12-year veteran in a three-team deal that brought forward Antawn Jamison to the Cavaliers.
But Ilgauskas' agent, Herb Rudoy, vehemently disputes the report saying there is no truth to it.  Ilgauskas won't be making up his mind until well into next week, Rudoy said.
The Cavs have the $1.9 million bi-annual exemption to pay Ilgauskas or the $1.3 million veteran's minimum with which to work to lure him.  But so do the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks, two Western Conference teams that have express a great interest in the 7-foot-3 center.
So what will happen?  If I were a betting man, I'd say that Ilgauskas returns to the Cavs on March 22.  Some of this is posturing to ensure he's paid the former rather than the latter.
After the heartfelt statements LeBron James made prior to Thursday's Celtics game, I'd be shocked if he ended up anywhere else.

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