Could Lou Amundson be the next name added to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ever-growing roster? Jorge Sierra from Hoopshype reports that the 31-year-old Amundson was given a tryout of sorts by the Cleveland front office last week and could potentially join them for the start of training camp.
Louis Amundson worked out for the Cavs last week, source tells HoopsHype. Cleveland one of the teams he's considering for training camp.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) September 15, 2014
Amundson, who could easily pass for Mike Miller’s bigger brother, has been a free agent since the middle of July, shortly after the Chicago Bulls released his non-guaranteed deal. He’s been exclusively on minimum-salary contracts the past two seasons—right up Cleveland’s alley—playing on five teams in the last four years.
The Cavs have been looking for a rim-protecting big man to complement the high-octane offensive weapons they have added this offseason. Though listed at just 6-foot-9, Amundson has recorded 2.0 blocks per 36 minutes over the course of his eight years in the NBA. He led all NBA rookies in blocks per 48 minutes played (4.32) in 2006–07 and ranked sixth among all players league-wide.
The team is set to tip off training camp in less than two weeks. It would be tough for a player like Amundson to make the final 15, but the team is undoubtedly bringing in all of the talent they can to build the best complete roster possible.