As expected, Joe Smith is rejoining the Cavaliers. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Smith and the Cavs agreed to the terms on a one-year contract Tuesday. He is expected to clear waivers Wednesday and then make it official.
"After careful consideration of his options, Joe has decided that the Cavs are the best fit," said Dan Fegan, Smith's agent.
Smith probably will not be ready to play Wednesday when the Cavs host the Milwaukee Bucks at The Q, but he will likely be in uniform on Friday when the Cavs visit the Boston Celtics.
After finishing up his buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder -- where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 36 games -- Smith was in contact with several of his former Cavs teammates. Smith played the last 27 games of last season plus the playoffs with the Cavs last season.
The 6-foot-10, 14-year pro will provide the Cavs with some needed big-man depth. A solid defender who is also an effective midrange shooter, Smith will help fill the hole Ben Wallace left when he broke his leg last week.
When Wallace returns, which could be in as little as three weeks, Smith will give the Cavs more experience in their big-man rotation.
Several teams reportedly showed interest in Smith, including the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Hornets.
• Joe Smith agrees to terms with Cavs (Cleveland Plain Dealer)