Cavaliers to announce re-signing of C Ilgauskas on Tuesday

CLEVELAND (TICKER) —Center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will officially re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

The team has scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. EDT.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ilgauskas agreed to a five-year deal worth up to $60 million two months ago, but the team never announced the agreement.

The Cavaliers made three major offseason additions, signing guards Larry Hughes and Damon Jones and forward Donyell Marshall as free agents.

The 30-year-old Ilgauskas, who has played all seven of his seasons with Cleveland, averaged 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds in 78 games last season. He led the NBA with 299 offensive rebounds, ranked sixth with 165 blocks and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the second time in three years.

After suffering through myriad foot injuries early in his career, the 7-3, 260-pounder has been a constant presence in the middle for the Cavaliers. Ilgauskas has missed just six games over the last three seasons and has increased his minutes in each campaign.

In 413 career games, the Lithuania native has averaged 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds.


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Updated Monday, Sep 12, 2005