Multiple media outlets reported Thursday night that Zydrunas Ilgauskas intends to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers later this month.
"It is Zydrunas' desire to return to the Cavaliers if a suitable contract can be agreed upon," agent Herb Rudoy said in an e-mail to reporters. "He has been overwhelmed and deeply touched by the outpouring of support and affection by the fans and by his teammates. He hopes to return to bring a championship to the Cavaliers and to the city of Cleveland."
The 34-year-old center has played his entire career with Cleveland, and is the team's all-time leader in rebounds, blocked shots, and games played. He was traded to Washington on Feb. 17 in a deal that sent Antawn Jamison to Cleveland.
Instead, Rudoy can begin negotiations with the Cavaliers on March 22. The Cavs will need to clear a roster spot in order for Ilgauskas to return.
According to the Plain Dealer report, forward Darnell Jackson and guard Danny Green are the potential odd men out.