Free agent forward Scot Pollard, known for his ever changing hair and sideburns, signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who also traded center Martynas Andriuskevicius to the Chicago Bulls for guard Eddie Basden on Friday.
thats not good news considering that the cavs drafted shannon brown and daniel gibson
Guess who Eddie gets to guard in practice now? :biggrin: :ohmy:
[B]Cavs sign Pollard, trade for Basden[/B]
[I]The Cleveland Plain Dealer
12:53 p.m., August 18, 2006[/I]
The Cavaliers agreed to terms with free-agent Scot Pollard on a one-year contract today.
They also traded center Martynas Andriuskevicius to the Chicago Bulls for guard Eddie Basden.
Pollard, a 6-foot-11, 265-pound forward-center from Kansas, is a nine-year veteran who will provide some toughness and depth as a backup to starting center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. A first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 1987 NBA Draft - the 19th player taken overall - he has played with Detroit, Sacramento and Indiana. Last season with the Pacers, he averaged 3.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Andriuskevicius, a 7-2, 240-pound second-round pick of the Orlando Magic in 2005, was traded to Cleveland for a second-round pick and future considerations. He split his time between Cleveland the NBA Developmental League last season, playing in just a handful of games for the Cavs.
Basden, 6-5, 215, went undrafted in 2005 and signed as a free agent with the Bulls. He averaged 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 19 games with Chicago last season.
[B]Cavaliers Sign Scot Pollard[/B], NBA.com
CLEVELAND, August 18th - The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward/center Scot Pollard and acquired guard Eddie Basden from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for forward/center Martynas Andriuskevicius, General Manager Danny Ferry announced today. Per the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Adding Scot Pollard to our roster gives us more depth, size, toughness and experience,” Ferry said. “We believe Scot can be a valuable contributor to our team as we continue to build a championship level team here in Cleveland.”
Pollard, 31, played in 45 games (32 starts) for the Indiana Pacers last season and averaged 3.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.1 minutes per game. Over a stretch of nine games last season (Jan. 31-Feb. 23) he averaged 5.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game. The 6-foot-11, 265-pounder has played in 460 career games (99 starts) with averages of 4.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. He has played in 57 career playoff games with averages of 3.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game.
Basden, 23, played in 19 games for the Chicago Bulls last season and averaged 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.47 steals in 7.4 minutes per game. He was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League and played in 14 games (eight starts) with averages of 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 25.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder was signed by the Bulls out of UNC-Charlotte after being named the Conference USA Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year (back-to-back seasons) and All-Conference USA First Team as a senior after averaging 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.21 steals per game.
Andriuskevicius was acquired by the Cavaliers on June 29, 2005 from the Orlando Magic in exchange for a second-round pick and cash. He played a total of nine minutes in six games for Cleveland. He played in 15 games (four starts) for the Arkansas RimRockers of the D-League last season and averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per game. “Marty is a young and talented kid and he made good strides during the past year, but ultimately this trade puts us in a more flexible position with our roster. We wish him good luck as he moves on to Chicago,” Ferry said.
[B]Bulls acquire center Andriuskevicius from the Cavaliers, [/B]NBA.com
[B]Chicago sends Eddie Basden to Cleveland for the 7-2, 240-pound big man[/B]
August 18, 2006 - The Chicago Bulls today acquired center Martynas Andriuskevicius from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard Eddie Basden.
Martynas Andriuskevicius (Mar-teen-es An-droo-SKAV-ih-chis), a 7-2, 240-pound center, appeared in six games with the Cavaliers during his rookie season.
He also appeared in 15 games with the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA Development League and averaged 7.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 18.9 mpg.
The 20-year old native of Kaunas, Lithuania was originally selected in the second round (44th overall) of NBA Draft 2005 by Orlando. He was then traded to Cleveland for a second-round pick and cash considerations on June 29, 2005.
“Martynas is a young big that we view as a player who needs development with his strength and skill, but has the potential to make it in this league,” said Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson. “We are always looking for size and skill, and feel he is a young player that we are willing to take a strong look at.”
In one year with the Bulls, Basden appeared in 19 games and posted averages of 2.1 ppg and 1.5 rpg in 7.5 mpg. He also played in 14 games with the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League and averaged 10.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg in 25.6 mpg. He signed with Chicago on August 9, 2005, after going undrafted in NBA Draft 2005.
[QUOTE=X-49er;185241]Guess who Eddie gets to guard in practice now? :biggrin: :ohmy:[/QUOTE]
I’ll save you guys the trouble…
OMG! OMG! OMG! They called us UNC Charlotte!! OMG! OMG!
[QUOTE=Savio;185253]I’ll save you guys the trouble…
OMG! OMG! OMG! They called us UNC Charlotte!! OMG! OMG!
oh no!!! it was unc-charlotte with the hyphen.
I feel iffy about this trade. I’m a Piston fan, so I’m glad he’s out of Chicago. But, Cleveland’s a thorn in our side. Either way, GO EDDIE!!!
Sad. The first step toward being out of the nba. BTW: Where’s Rodney White?
[QUOTE=49er1;185419]Sad. The first step toward being out of the nba. BTW: Where’s Rodney White?[/QUOTE]
No, it’s Craig Ehlo. :rolleyes:
World B. Free?