Wednesday , Oct , 31 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Cleveland Cavaliers Give LeBron James Some Help, Sign Sasha Pavlovic

A short-term solution. That’s the only way to describe Cleveland re-signing Pavlovic to a multi-year deal on Tuesday evening. The Serbian will help, but the Cavaliers have fallen off after winning the Eastern Conference last year and qualifying for the NBA Finals …


ESPN’s Chad Ford reports on the Cleveland Cavaliers signing Sasha Pavlovic:

The Cleveland Cavaliers and restricted free agent Sasha Pavlovic have agreed to a three-year deal, Pavlovic’s agent Marc Cornstein told ESPN.com.

Cornstein refused to give the numbers on the contract. "Sasha is very excited to be returning to the Cavs," Cornstein said. "I believe he can help the Cavs build on the success they had last year."

The two sides had been at a standstill for much of the summer. Cornstein said that there was little movement until the last few days when Cleveland began to put a more serious offer on the table.

My Very Quick Take: A short-term solution. That’s the only way to describe Cleveland re-signing Pavlovic to a multi-year deal on Tuesday evening.

The Serbian will help, but the Cavaliers have fallen off after winning the east and advancing to the NBA Finals last year. And Pavlovlic is still in Europe, so he’ll miss tomorrow’s season opener against Dallas.

Cleveland needs to upgrade the talent around LeBron James. Unfortunately, the Cavs are capped-out until 2009-10 and will only be able to tweak James’ supporting cast.

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