Central Rumors: Cavs, Noah, ‘Melo

Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer doesn’t have a read on whether the Cavs quiet offseason to date is a good sign for coach Mike Brown. It’s possible that Brown’s job is safe after not getting a quick hook, but Boyer says another possibility is that owner Dan Gilbert is lengthening the decision-making process after making quick moves after last season. Here’s more from the Central Division:

  • Boyer adds that she thinks the Cavs would take a look at Carlos Boozer this summer if the Bulls were to amnesty him, although she doesn’t think a Boozer reunion in Cleveland would be popular with Cavs fans.
  • Joakim Noah‘s rumored recruitment of Carmelo Anthony didn’t end after All-Star Weekend, sources tell Joe Cowley of The Chiago Sun-Times. Noah has kept a dialogue with the Knicks superstar throughout the season, and encouraged other Bulls players to push for adding Anthony this summer.
  • Noah wants Anthony as a Bulls teammate, but he doesn’t want Chicago to sacrifice Taj Gibson in such an acquisition, Cowley adds.

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