So, if I’m really being honest with myself, I want to play basketball, but if I had to sign today or tomorrow, the answer would be “No!!” I look at it like this: I’m not willing to play the role that I’ll be needed for right now, which is to provide veteran leadership, a locker room presence, insurance in case someone gets hurt, etc. In a few months, if the right team that has an identity and a need for what I bring calls me, then maybe. Rosters are full and everybody is trying to figure out what type of team they want to be. I’ve watched training camp practices on NBA TV and I don’t have a desire to go through that right now. I don’t think I need to be on a roster – and go through pre-season – for a team that doesn’t quite need me yet, doesn’t have an identity or know what they are going to be in the future. I have an identity and I know what I bring to a team. I’d rather sit back and enjoy my family and see my kids off to school every morning than sign with a team that has so many unknowns.
February 22, 2017 | 10:25 am EST Update
Dave McMenamin: Derrick Williams will sign a second 10-day contract with the Cavs prior to Wednesday’s practice, a team source tells ESPN
The Cavs will meet with free agent big man Larry Sanders today but won’t work him out on the court, a source told cleveland.com. Sanders, 28, hasn’t played since the 2014-15 season, when he was bought out from his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks after he apparently did not want to play pro basketball at that time in his life.
Sam Amico: If the #Cavs like what they see with Larry Sanders, they’ll start talking contract, per sources.
Jason Lloyd: Pleased to announce I’m joining The Athletic @TheAthleticCLE. Official launch date is March 1. Follow us here: theathletic.com/cleveland Home page right now is Cavs heavy, but rest assured we’re covering Browns, Indians, Cavs and OSU.