Great signing for the Cavs, he'll provide some decent frontcourt scoring of the bench and help space the floor with his ability to knock down the 15-18 footers. Also he's a veteran and a prior Cavaliers player so he should have no problem fitting in almost immidiately.
In any case though I'm very happy to have Joe back, he was always popular in Cleveland and rightly so, the man gave us a lot of quality minutes. Of all the players we lost in trades last year he was the only one I was actually sorry to lose.
Smith move not set
March 3rd, 2009, 8:31 pm · Post a Comment · posted by ART THOMPSON III, OCREGISTER.COM
LOS ANGELES - Forward Joe Smith is expected to clear waivers Wednesday and when that happens he will be free to sign with another team.
Smith reached a buyout agreement of his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder and subsequently was waived.
The consensus belief is that Smith will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he played for during the second half of last season and in the playoffs.
But the much-traveled Smith - who has played for 10 teams in 14 seasons, might not be a lock for the city that touches Lake Erie and the home for now of MVP candidate LeBron James.
Sources Tuesday night at Staples Center told me that the Lakers remain in the running for Smith and he is strongly considering coming aboard with Kobe Bryant. As for the New Orleans Hornets, they appear out of the running.
i doubt the lakers are in the running, they can't promise playing time and they just moved mihm in what was essentially a salary cap dump...
thye may have made an offer but it probably wasn't for much but more importantly they can't give/promise him playing time, they already have mbenga who's not getting a load of time even since mihm left...