Chris Sheridan of ESPN is reporting that the deed will be done and on Wednesday Leon Powe will be officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. A few excerpts from the report:
Powe traveled to Cleveland on Tuesday to have his knee examined by Cavaliers team medical personnel, with the expectation that he will sign a two-year, $1.77 million deal Wednesday.
A source told ESPN.com that Powe will sign for the league minimum for players with three years of service — $855,189. Cleveland will hold a team option for a second season at $915,852.
Los Angeles, Portland, Dallas, Orlando and Miami also expressed interest in Powe, whose preference was to remain in the Eastern Conference and to sign with the team most capable of giving him his best shot to exact some revenge on the Celtics after they effectively gave up on him by declining to tender him a qualifying offer.
And just to throw salt on the wound, Sheridan added this blurb to their report.
Powe had a huge game against Cleveland last March 6, going for 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds.
Zach Lowe wrote at length about Powe’s probable departure yesterday and I strongly echo his declarations.
More reaction on the way as one of the most likeable Celtics players in recent memory will likely be suiting up for the enemy during the 2nd half of next season and perhaps beyond.