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2012 NBA Free Agency: Conflicting Reports On Cleveland Cavaliers' Interest In Ersan Ilyasova

Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova's agent says the 25-year-old could visit the Cleveland Cavaliers this week, according to the News-Herald's Bob Finnan.

However, the Plain-Dealer's Mary Schmitt Boyer says there's no interest between Ilyasova and the Cavaliers:

An NBA source with knowledge of the situation refutes Internet reports that the Cavs are interested in free agent forward Ersan Ilyasova, who played with the Milwaukee Bucks the past four seasons after the Bucks made him a second-round pick in 2005.

Ilyasova stands 6 feet 10 and has developed into a knockdown three-point shooter (45.5 percent last season). He put up 13 points per game and 8.8 rebounds in just under 28 minutes per game last season with Milwaukee.

Finnan cites other media reports that say the Bucks offered Ilyasova a five-year, $40 million deal.

The Cavs have been patient in free agency thus far and have not overpaid for a mediocre player. Ilyasova is a promising young player but Cleveland may prefer to go with the young core they have now and save that cap space to go after a bigger fish down the road.

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