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  1. Zydrunas Ilgauskas knows Yao Ming's pain

    Henry Abbott

    David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images Zydrunas Ilgauskas -- here facing Yao in 2008 -- has endured an injury similar to Yao's. The news of Yao Ming's latest injury hits like a ton of bricks. The Associated Press story about Yao ends like this: Roc...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "The 'historians' in the Cavaliers' locker room likened center Zydrunas Ilgauskas' return to the team to Michael Jordan's comeback with the Chicago Bulls on March 19, 1995. 'It was probably the most anticipated comeback...

    Blog | March 29, 2010
  3. The Giving Z

    Henry Abbott

    If you are a human, you probably know of the children's book (and short movie) "The Giving Tree." On Cavs the Blog, John Krolik has re-written it in honor of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The first few lines of "The Giving Z" are below ... Once there was a Z......

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  4. Record night puts the 'Z' in bizarre

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger CLEVELAND - Zydrunas Ilgauskas set a Cavaliers record for games played, and the Cleveland fans showered him with appreciation for it. As for the appreciation between Ilgauskas and the franchise he's represented for the past 13 ye...

    Blog | December 02, 2009
  5. Marc Stein: Stephen Jackson a Warrior, for Now

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Stein writes: A couple notes of clarification on the prospect of Golden State dealing Stephen Jackson to Cleveland in a swap featuring Zydrunas Ilgauskas, as introduced earlier Friday in this piece from the Contra Costa Times and brought to our...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  6. When Orlando Has it Going

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Think about all the things you'd want offensively if you were constructing an NBA team from scratch. You'd start with a dominant big man who's unguardable if he catches the ball within seven feet of the basket. ...

    Blog | May 25, 2009
  7. The Houston Rockets Beat the Odds

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In an interview with Jason Friedman published yesterday at, Daryl Morey says unequivocally of LeBron James: Yes, he's the best player in the league - by a good margin, I think. If you had first pick in ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  8. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Is the Spurs-Suns rivalry still relevant? How about Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Marc Iavaroni? The TrueHoop Network has all the relevant information: John Krolik of Cavs the Blog: "On the road against a tough Magic team and still without...

    Blog | January 30, 2009
  9. Did the Cavaliers Unearth a Big Man?

    Henry Abbott

    You may have noticed that Brian Windhorst's insight into the Cleveland Cavaliers is all over this site right now. All good reading. One thing, in particular, sticks out to me: The frontline is in a delicate state. Zydrunas Ilgauskas has a long-term b...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  10. The Cheesecake Factory Did Not Pay Me to Write This

    Henry Abbott

    In some ways, I have been working on this post for years, just by listening to things that NBA players say. They talk about a massive spectrum of things, of course, from AAU to Zydrunas Ilgauskas. But sprinkled in there among the things players talk ...

    Blog | February 29, 2008
  11. Poor Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Henry Abbott

    The center was back with the Cavaliers this evening after one of the worst weeks anyone could imagine. The Associated Press reports: His wife, Jennifer, began having problems after Cleveland played the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 11. She was about fi...

    Blog | February 25, 2007
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Zydrunas Ilgauskas could be available. Presumably, if he's not in Cleveland, some other center needs to be. Or could Cleveland go small ball? Mario Elie as a potential coach in Sacramento. The Pistons never get injured. Howard Beck says meet...

    Blog | May 25, 2006
  13. Ilgauskas Frank About Cleveland

    Henry Abbott

    In the Akron Beacon-Journal, Zydrunas Ilgauskas makes it clear his time in Cleveland has not been all peachy. As Brian Windhorst tells it: ''At the end of the season, I knew there was a good chance I wouldn't be back. We didn't have a coach or a gene...

    Blog | September 14, 2005
  14. LeBron James: More Players Please

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James tells Darnell Mayberry of the Akron Beacon-Journal that he's thrilled the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Larry Hughes ("one of the best two-guards in this league" he says) and re-signed center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. But LeBron hopes there's m...

    Blog | July 16, 2005
  15. Danny Ferry on the Job

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Mannix at says that a few weeks into his tenure as GM in Cleveland, the jury is still out on Danny Ferry. Brining back Zydrunas Ilgauskas and singing Larry Hughes were big, but were they enough to get LeBron James to re-sign when he's el...

    Blog | July 12, 2005