Sasha Pavlovic Re-Signs!!
Ok, so I spent so much time working on my season preview, I missed what was going on in the ‘Breaking News’ department of the basketball world. As Brian Windhorst has up in his blog, the Cavaliers and Sasha Pavlovic have ended their holdout and come to terms. Windhorst is saying the deal is for 3 years, somewhere in the vicinity of $4-5 million per year, although the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Branson Wright is saying the deal is for 4 years. I’ll have more to say about what the deal means and whether this deal is good for Cleveland, Sasha, neither, or both once the details of the deal have been confirmed. In the meantime, I’ll just leave you with Windhorst’s comments about the deal,
“While the two sides were still pretty far apart before the weekend, apparently both gave a little bit to get the deal done. Sasha is still going to have to pass a physical and actually sign the deal, so he wouldn’t probably be available until at least Friday when the New York Knicks come to town. He is on his way in from Serbia and will have to deal with medical tests and visa and other issues when he gets to the country.
This represents an important moment for the Cavs as they were able to resolve one of the issues hanging over their head. It will be interesting to see how this affects the Anderson Varejao talks.”
Look for my full analysis of the signing later this week. In the meantime, be sure to still check out my Cavaliers preview below.