Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Workout Center Lou Amundson

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Workout Center Lou Amundson

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Basketball website Hoopshype has tweeted that the Cleveland Cavaliers recently brought in free agent center Lou Amundson for a workout, but there’s no indication whether the team will follow through with a contract for the upcoming season.

Amundson is an eight-year NBA veteran who has bounced around the league since 2006 after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Sacramento Kings. He’s gone on to play for eight different teams, putting up low statistical numbers in the process. His most effective period came during his two seasons with the Phoenix Suns from 2008-10, where he saw action off the bench in virtually every game.

Last season, he was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers just prior to training camp, but was released before the start of the regular season. He then saw action in 18 games with the then-New Orleans Hornets before being released on New Year’s Eve. In the closing portion of the regular season, he was then signed by the Chicago Bulls, but only saw minimal action before being waived on July 15.

Amundson would not be a major addition to the now-potent Cavaliers squad, but will give the team depth in their weakest area, the center position. He’s known for being physical, but also has shown a tendency to rack up fouls quickly.

The Cavalier training camp is set to begin in the next few weeks, with both an intra-squad scrimmage (October 1) and the team’s first exhibition game (October 5 versus David Blatt’s former Maccabai Tel Aviv squad) taking place at Quicken Loans Arena.

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