Our Long Local Nightmare is Over

All is right in the world, Z is coming back to the Cavs:

In a move sure to delight Cavaliers fans, Zydrunas Ilgauskas has announced his intentions to rejoin the team and has asked agent Herb Rudoy to begin negotiations with the Cavs on March 22, the first date he can do so.

“It is Zydrunas’ desire to return to the Cavaliers if a suitable contract can be agreed upon,” Rudoy said in an e-mail to reporters. “He has been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the outpouring of support and affection by the fans and by his teammates. He hopes to return to bring a championship to the Cavaliers and to the city of Cleveland.”

Not exactly a surprise, but a good development nonetheless.

My big worry with Z is how his shot is going to be affected. It took him a good month to get used to coming off the bench so who knows how he’ll react to a month off (followed by starting… followed by coming off the bench…).

During halftime of the Lakes-Heat game, the TNT guys said the Cavs will need both Shaq and Z to win the title. I agree.

Welcome back, Zydrunas.

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