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Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers near deal with Chris “Birdman” Andersen

Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen


The Cavaliers are playing in Summer League in Las Vegas, opening play with a loss to Milwaukee where second-year point guard Jordan McRae dropped 23 points (on 3-of-15 from the floor, but he got to the line 17 times).

While the game was going on, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue swung by NBA TV and broke a little news — the Birdman Chris Andersen is on his way to Cleveland.

This is a good pick up, a lower cost replacement for Timofey Mozgov (who was overpaid by the Lakers). The way Lue wants to play, smaller and faster, the backup center spot is going to get limited minutes anyway, this would be a solid pickup for the spot.

It’s not official yet, but expect that news soon.