The Cavs are going to be championship contenders, so I guess stuff like this will happen.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas is 39 years old.
He has not played in the NBA since the 2010-2011 season.
At the end of said season, he was benched in the playoffs in favor of Joel Anthony.
Apparently though that doesn't matter. On his show "The Rizzo Show", ESPN Cleveland's Tony Rizzo reported that Ilgauskas will be coming back to the Cavaliers if he is medically cleared. Apparently it would be 10-15 minutes a night and no back to backs. He reiterated this today on "The Really Big Show":
— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) August 25, 2014
Where do I begin? Do I think Zydrunas is looking to come back just months after his jersey retirement? Probably not. Do I think he's physically capable of playing in the NBA again? No, not really. Do I think the Cavs have a vacant place at the end of the bench next to Brendan Haywood and James Jones for him to Juwan Howard his way through the season? Perhaps. We all love Z, but he was pretty close to done 3 seasons ago and I highly doubt he has 10-15 minutes a night worth of tread left on those tires.
We'll see how this unfolds. Maybe the Cavs just want another person to smack around John Wall.
Who is your pick for the next close to 40-year-old that will want to make their comeback with the Cavs?
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