Daily News - July 7, 2014

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Zydrunas Ilgauskas flies to South Florida on Dan Gilbert's jet to possibly meet with LeBron James, report says
Author: Glenn Moore
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to trying to lure LeBron James back to Cleveland.

According to 92.3 The Fan's Anthony Lima, former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas flew to South Florida Sunday evening in Dan Gilbert's jet. The flight took off from a Detroit-area airport.:

92.3 The Fan’s Joe Lull initially reported that Dan Gilbert was traveling to south Florida Sunday afternoon, which the Cavs owner quickly denied on Twitter by posting: “I am? Sorry folks but enjoying weather in my backyard today.”

While Lull’s report set off a firestorm on Twitter, a plane that is owned by SLAN, LLC., which is a subsidiary of Rock Ventures and owned by Gilbert, traveled to south Florida Sunday afternoon from Detroit, Michigan and was initially scheduled to land at Fort Lauderdale International Airport at 6:26 p.m., but landed at Fort Lauderdale Executive Field 15 minutes later.

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Social media creates wild day of LeBron James speculation
Author: Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald

"It was a bizarre day in NBA free agency.

It started when news broke Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert’s jet was flying to South Florida. It was first reported by Joe Lull of WKRK-FM 92.3.

Gilbert quickly tweeted he was in his backyard in Michigan, enjoying the beautiful weather with his family.

Fans started tracking the flight to Florida. Associated Press writer Tim Reynolds in Miami tweeted a picture of Gilbert’s plane that touched down in the Miami area.

Anthony Lima, also of 92.3, then reported former Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas was on the plane.

Would the Cavs send Z down to Florida to help recruit LeBron James in free agency? Is he still working with the team? He took a year off from the Cavs to be around his two adopted sons."

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Report: Cavs have trade of Jarrett Jack in place
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio

"A trade that will send Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack to the Nets is in place, provided a third team is found to take Nets guard Marcus Thornton, according to Yahoo Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

FOX Sports Ohio was able to confirm the report, delivered by Wojnarowski on FOX Sports Radio on Sunday night.

Jack has been at the center of trade talks for some time, and the Cavs and Nets have been discussing this potential deal, or some form of it, since around the trading deadline in February, sources said.

These particular trade talks between the Cavs and Nets have been revisited several times this summer."

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