Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
Joe: Any word on Iman Shumpert trade. Or Cavs trade for a point guard? Alex Kennedy: I don’t think we’ll see the Cavs make any kind of move just yet. It’s possible that they’ll weight their options as the deadline gets closer, but trading Shumpert right now wouldn’t be too smart since his value is extremely low.
Channing Frye’s mother, Karen Mulzac-Fyre, lost a long battle with cancer last night and passed away. The entire Cavs organization expresses their deepest sympathies to Channing and his family during this very difficult time.
Status: Channing did not travel with the team to Toronto yesterday for the Cavaliers game against the Raptors tonight and will not be with the team in Cleveland for the home game vs. Orlando Saturday night. His status will be updated as appropriate.
Cavs forward/center Channing Frye was excused from the team to address a “personal matter” and is doubtful for tonight’s game against the Raptors. Frye did not travel with the Cavs to Toronto, a team spokesman said, and his status for Saturday’s home game against Orlando is also up in the air.
Valanciunas, the burly Lithuanian and expected Cavs’ pick, went one spot later, No. 5 overall to the Toronto Raptors. “It’s only a surprise if you didn’t watch the workouts,” Thompson said following Thursday’s practice before heading to Toronto. “If you ask ownership and coach (Byron) Scott and CG (Former GM Chris Grant) and even Griff (General Manager David Griffin), if you watched the workouts, there’s some other guys in that workout that probably shouldn’t have went in the pick they went, but, we won’t get into that. It was not a surprise.”