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Report: Cavaliers interested in Delfino, C.J. Miles

Jul 31, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

Milwaukee Bucks' Carlos Delfino reacts after making a three point basket against the Boston Celtics during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Reuters

The Cavaliers need some depth at the three.

They’ve got Omri Casspi and in theory they can match any offer for restricted free agent Alonzo Gee, but Cleveland is looking at its options.

So while the Bucks are not reaching out to him, the Cavaliers are talking to Carlos Delfino, according to a report at the Plain Dealer from Terry Pluto.

But they still need someone else, and they are looking at unrestricted free agents Carlos Delfino and C.J. Miles. Delfino is 6-6, 230 pounds and averaged 9.0 points and 3.9 rebounds for Milwaukee in 2011-12. He has been in the league for seven years, and is mostly a 3-point specialist.

My guess on how this actually turns out is Gee realizes he is not going to get a better offer for next season than the $2.7 million qualifying offer on the table and signs it. Maybe the Cavs add someone like Miles to that mix as a third swingman. Delfino might be a little expensive to be a third guy at the wing.

Atlanta and Boston also are known to have had some contact with Delfino’s agent.

Delfino himself is currently in London playing for medal hopeful Argentina in the Olympics.

  1. agellings - Jul 31, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Omri Casspi was a major let down last season in Cleveland and I would absolutely welcome Gee back as the starting SF next year. Give C.J. Miles Casspi’s minutes and play Omri sparingly, (can’t begin to tell you how bad he was last season).

    I like Miles’ physical play and I like his attitude more than Delfino’s. Someone will overpay for Carlos I’m sure.

  2. 00maltliquor - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    I’m interested in both those players too. C’mon Lakers, wake up! C.J. will be a steal for whoever picks him up.

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