After posting on the situation involving Larry Hughes and his alleged dissatisfaction with his role on the Cavaliers, I decided to try and get the opinion of someone in the know.
Tuesday, I e-mailed Brian Windhorst, the outstanding Cavs beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, and here's what he said to me:
"This is rumor season, I take cover. Larry was not thrilled with his role in the offense, that is true. The Cavs weren't thrilled he missed 45 games due to injury."
In other words, Sam Smith's nugget in the Chicago Tribune is probably a half-truth. Yes, Hughes and the Cavs are not seeing eye-to-eye at the moment, but stitching Hughes' name across the back of another team's jersey might be a bit premature.
We'll see what the summer brings.