Cavs talk to Reggie Evans

With the contract negotiations with Drew Gooden at a standstill, the Cavaliers have met with unrestricted free-agent forward Reggie Evans and may also plan a meeting with Lorenzen Wright.

According to an NBA executive, the Cavs met Tuesday with free-agent forward Reggie Evans at an undisclosed location outside of Cleveland.

Contract talks with Gooden, a restricted free agent, have been stalled for several weeks. Even though the Cavs still want to re-sign him, the stalemate has them evaluating all options.

Evans, who averaged 5.9 points and 7.5 rebounds last season, has been playing a waiting game with the Denver Nuggets, who have been looking to re-sign him.

Perhaps the threat of signing another forward will push the Gooden talks along. I would be in favor of bringing Drew back but it would have to be at the right price. Currently, he is carrying quite an expensive price tag. His agent is looking in the $9 and $10 million range and it’s up to the Cavaliers whether they want to dish out that kind of cash for Drew. In the meantime, they are doing what they can to see what else is out there.

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