NBA: Source: NBA will not block Zís returning to Cavaliers
By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK ó An official within the league tells The Associated Press the NBA has not threatened to stop a potential reunion between the Cleveland Cavaliers and 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 wouldnít 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.