Agent: Cavs Hurt Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ Feelings

Herb Rudoy, Big Z’s rep, sure can spin a funny yarn. Check out what he told the AP: “They told him they want him to come back,’ said agent Herb Rudoy. ‘(Cavaliers general manager) Danny Ferry flew in the other day and met with him, too.’ Ilgauskas has drawn interest from several other teams, including the Atlanta Hawks. Rudoy said Ilgauskas is weighing his options and that the 34-year-old has mixed feelings. ‘He’s got a big emotional investment in Cleveland, in the city and the team,’ Rudoy said. ‘On the other hand, he was not happy to be used as a pawn in the trade. It has not been an easy ordeal. They’ve really reached out to him,’ he said. ‘He loves the fans of Cleveland and I know how much the Cavaliers mean to him. But again, he was not happy to be a pawn. It was really disappointing.’ Rudoy expects Ilgauskas to make a decision by this weekend. Ilgauskas can announce where he’ll play at anytime but cannot sign a contract until March 22.”