Joe Smith Back to Cleveland

by March 04, 2009

Back to his old stomping grounds: “Over the past several years, the Cavaliers have made pitches to numerous midseason free agents in the hope they would help in a playoff run. For one reason or another, the fit wasn’t right or the Cavs weren’t as attractive as another suitor. Often, some of their rivals were able to land help that eventually made a difference. This season, however, lots of things have been different. Soon, Joe Smith will be one of the examples. Smith and the Cavs agreed to the terms on a one-year contract Tuesday. He is expected to clear waivers Wednesday and then make it official.”