Cavs’ Scott on Fence About Keeping Erden
(Cavs coach Byron) Scott said he hasn’t reached a decision on whether he wants injured center Semih Erden (ankle) to return for next season. Obviously, that’s something he must discuss with General Manager Chris Grant.
The Cavs would have to extend a qualifying offer of about $1.1 million or risk losing the 7-foot Turk to unrestricted free agency.
“I don’t know yet,” Scott said. “And, I’m just being honest with you.”
Erden, who’s unlikely to play in the final two games, has averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 28 games. He has shown some offensive flashes, but his sporadic effort has perplexed and riled the coach.
“I think the thing that intrigues everyone about Semih is he has skills, but one of his downfalls is the lack of energy he plays with,” Scott said.