Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yes please

So Antonio Daniels got waived (h/t WFNY):

The Cavaliers have been in contact with veteran point guard Antonio Daniels, a league source said.

Daniels, 34, was waived on Friday by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He won't clear waivers until Tuesday.

The Columbus native agreed to a buyout of his $6.6 million contract with the Timberwolves.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 assists in his 12-year career.

Agent Tony Dutt didn't return a phone message.

A source said Daniels would like to sign for the veteran's minimum of $1,306,455, guaranteed for the year.

Daniels, who attended Bowling Green, can play both guard spots.
Ohio native? Check.
Experienced veteran? Check.
Can play both guard positions (re: backup PG)? Check.

I'm fairly concerned about the backup point guard role. Thus far we haven't seen Delonte West and despite his hot shooting, I simply don't trust Daniel Gibson to run the offense.

I would absolutely love this move. Daniels has experience with playoff teams (San Antonio and Washington), he's big (6-4) and he can play point. Pairing him with either West or Parker would be fantastic. Signing Daniels would give Coach Mike even more flexibility on both the offensive (allowing Parker to come off the bench, as Daniels will have the ball handling duties) and defensive ends (Daniels' length offers a different look defending small guards).

Plus, I always like it when Ohio boys come home.


Anonymous said...

older than dirt??? check.

has dimishing skills??? check.

was cut by a bad team and not for salary reasons but moreso for the previous 2 reasons??? check.

no thanx!!!

Anonymous said...

sorry, but i had a keyboard malfunction. that should have said "diminishing". hee-hee!!!

Erik said...

Delonte allegedly involved in an "incident" at Hopkins on Saturday evening, per WOIO's website.

Daniels' chances of finding work in Cleveland might have just gone up.