Monday, June 15, 2009

The Cavs interested in Bourousis?

Ioannis Bourousis, 6-11, 247: One international source said the Cavs might have some interest in the Greek center, but they would not throw major money at him. He averaged 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in the Euroleague last year for Olympiacos.

The Cavs could offer their $2 million bi-annual exception to Bourousis, but probably won't offer any of their mid-level exception. Bourousis, 25, is athletic and is deadly from the perimeter. He's a smaller and younger version of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. He's a finesse player.

Olympiacos has reportedly offered him 2 million euros (about $2.7 million U.S.) to return to Greece. The source said Bourousis would not be a star player in the NBA. He said a player like Cavs free-agent forward Joe Smith would be far superior to what he could offer.

One Internet rumor reported the Spurs would offer Bourousis $4 million a year to play next year. The source said it might be more like $1.7 million.

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