One scenario on the personnel grapevine gaining steam is the notion that the Spurs could elect to explore the possibility of dealing away Tiago Splitter to create more financial flexibility. Splitter has two years left on his contract valued at just under $17 million and is quietly regarded as a key contributor in San Antonio given how well he fits as a frontcourt sidekick next to Duncan. But if you’re the Spurs — and if the increasingly loud rumbles about Aldridge having San Antonio as the preferred destination atop his wish list prove true — examining Splitter’s trade market might suddenly become unavoidable.
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.
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