Gooden: Spurs or Cavs?
‘Tis the choice he must make: “[Joe] Smith likely will clear the NBA waiver system Wednesday morning. At that time, the Cavs are expected to offer him a formal contract, and multiple league sources have said it is Smith’s plan to accept and join the Cavs as soon as possible. The team may have some talks with former Cav Drew Gooden, who has equal high regard in the team locker room. Smith’s defensive ability and Gooden’s health — he’s been battling a groin injury since January and may need surgery to repair a sports hernia after the season — are playing into the decision. There have been some reports that Gooden may interest the San Antonio Spurs.”