Report: NBA hasn’t threatened to stop a Cavs-Ilgauskas reunion

An official within the NBA tells The Associated Press the league

has not threatened to stop a potential reunion between the

Cleveland Cavaliers and Lithuania’s Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

The Cavaliers traded their longtime center to Washington last

week in the three-team deal that brought Antawn Jamison to

Cleveland. The Wizards may decide to buy out Ilgauskas, allowing

him to become a free agent.

The

Los Angeles Times quoted an unnamed source Sunday saying

the NBA had told other teams it wouldn’t let Ilgauskas go back to

the Cavs. However, the official told the AP the league would only

step in if there was proof of an agreement before the trade was

completed.

The person was granted anonymity because he was not

authorized to comment publicly about the Ilgauskas situation.