Free agent forward Austin Daye has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt reports the deal is a camp invite, which means he could be easily waived as Cleveland fills out its roster in preparation for what it hopes is another deep playoff run behind LeBron James.
Daye, 27, last played for the Hawks but did not log a single playoff minute with Atlanta. In six seasons, Daye has averaged 3.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game since being drafted 15th overall by Detroit in 2009. The Cavaliers would be his fifth professional team.
Cleveland remains embroiled in contract talks with restricted free agent power forward Tristan Thompson, who continues to, essentially, hold out for major money and a long-term contract. Cleveland and Thompson, 24, were reportedly discussing a five-year, $80 million deal early in free agency.
Thompson's camp, led by agent Rich Paul, reportedly has been holding fast for a max offer worth around $94 million. Thompson can also accept a qualifying offer from Cleveland, become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, but risk leaving major guaranteed money on the table. Paul, also the agent for James, has said that a one-year deal would mean this season will be his client's last in Cleveland.
- Jeremy Woo