Ilgauskas returns to his Home State

On February 12th, Zydrunas Ilgauskas along with a 1st round pick was traded to the Washington Wizards as a part of a 3 team deal that landed Antawn Jamison to the Cavaliers. On March 4th, 2010 Zydrunas Ilgauskas has decided to come back to his home state and continue to play for the only team he has played for in his 11 years in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers. On February 25th,2010 the Washington Wizards bought out Zydrunas Ilgauskas and allowed him to be a free agent, allowing him to sign with any team he wishes. If he were to choose another team besides Cleveland he could have signed with them for more money and start playing right away. However, reports have stated that Zydrunas Ilgauskas will return to Cleveland and by league rules will have to sit out 30 days and cannot resign until March 22nd.

Z has played in 760 total games played for the Cavaliers, he also has a total of 5,841 rebounds, 1,259 blocks, 10,540 points all being with the Cavaliers. For his career playing for the Cavs he as average 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds. In the 2010 season he as average 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 53 games while coming off the bench after the Cavs got Shaq in the offseason.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has lived in the Cleveland area for a very long time and plans to return not only because of his love for the city but his family as well. Big Z is a family man and loves his wife and kids. Zydrunas Ilgauskas is a well liked man in Cleveland and one day will have his number up in the rafters.

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