Monday, July 11, 2005

Cavs Rumors

Marl Steine has the latest from Las Vegas (summer league):
Cleveland isn't worried about Hughes' perimeter shortcomings because it has the inside track on one of the best shooters available: Stein Line favorite Sarunas Jasikevicius.

Jasikevicius, spotted in London watching Wimbledon with Big Z (Ilgauskas) last month, is still being chased by several teams. Indiana's Larry Bird is a big fan who went to Israel late last season to visit the Maccabi Tel-Aviv point guard in person. And Portland, which boasts its own Lithuanian tradition after a long association with Arvydas Sabonis, is said to view Jasikevicius as an ideal veteran complement to the developing Sebastian Telfair.

Jasikevicius would be a great fit for the Cavaliers, espiecially with two Lithuanian centers on the roster. I guess he's not much of a defender, but you can teach defense, defense can be learned. But you can only teach so much shooting and you definitely can't teach clutch shot making, both of which Jasikevicus excels in.

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