HoopsHype Leon Powe rumors

February 27, 2011 Updates
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Meanwhile, Boston will continue to monitor the buyouts going on around the league with eyes toward adding as many as two more players with its available roster spots. All eyes seem to be on Troy Murphy, the sharpshooting big man who was traded to Golden State this week and could wind up available. The Cavaliers waived old friend Leon Powe, and the Celtics could add some beef up front if they desired another undersized power forward (but there seems little reason to rush into that). Boston's antenna will be up on wings like Philadelphia's Jason Kapono, who would add even more depth at that swingman spot (and a 3-point threat). Everyone's watching the volatile situation in Detroit to see whether the likes of Rip Hamilton hit the open market. ESPN.com

I've been told Troy Murphy is headed (to Boston) way and I could see Leon Powe winding up back there, too, after buyouts. ESPN.com

“When you have a chance to get a new start during the season after you lost all those games, you always want to go to a playoff team to help them better themselves,” Powe said. “I could see myself back over there in Boston. I could see myself in a number of places though. I’m just trying to find a good fit with a playoff team. The team I was on, we were losing all kinds of games. I’m tired of losing.” Yahoo! Sports

February 25, 2011 Updates

Now he is looking to help another organization win, just as he did with the Celtics in 2008. While Powe is exploring all of his options as a free agent, he would be open to returning to the C’s. "I’ll be happy wherever I end up, but Boston is always holding a special place in my heart," Powe told CSNNE.com on Thursday evening. "The fans were so good to me, everybody up there was so nice, and it would be a great thing to return back to the Celtics if I could." CSNNE.com

February 24, 2011 Updates

Gary Washburn: Cavs just waived Leon Powe, opening up the possibility for a return to Boston Twitter

Mary Schmitt Boyer: These trades leave #Cavs with 16 players on roster. Must get roster to 15. Have talked with Leon Powe about buyout Twitter

February 23, 2011 Updates

Both Powe and Jamario Moon are expected to have their contracts bought out, rendering both free agents, but it won't happen before the trade deadline, a league source said. Powe quietly approached management earlier this season and asked to be moved if he wasn't going to play. His recurring knee troubles and lack of consistent playing time have stripped him of any real trade value, but he could help a contender as another big off the bench. ''We're trying to work on something,'' Powe said of a buyout. ''I want an opportunity to play. You brought me out here to play; you might as well just move me on.'' Akron Beacon Journal

February 22, 2011 Updates

Jason Lloyd: Powe in favor of buyout. Approached mgmnt earlier this year about moving on if he wasn't going to play. He just wants to play somewhere Twitter

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Unfortunately for Powe, he's been plagued by significant knee injuries that required major reconstructive surgery at every level as well. He's always bounced back, though, and the 2010-2011 campaign is just another opportunity for him to show off his perseverance. "He's looking pretty good to be honest with you," Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott told HOOPSWORLD. "Leon had a terrible injury and he's working his way back. We had to limit his participation in practice but now he's pretty much at full go. It's just a matter of getting him back in him back in playoff shape and getting back on the floor so he can understand what he's supposed to do. One thing about him is he's a warrior and the ruggedness he plays with can help us." HoopsWorld

September 28, 2010 Updates

While most of the Cavs were running to the point of exhaustion, the team keep a close eye on forward Leon Powe. Now about 18 months off his major knee surgery, Powe is closer to 100 percent, but the team is still being cautious. The hope is that Powe can be a regular contributor this season. "With Leon we have to take it slow," Scott said. "I've told him he has to be honest with him and I left it up to him to let me know how he was feeling. We don't want to push him too far. It is a gradual progression with him to get him going." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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