CLEVELAND (AP) - If he had to leave one Eastern Conference powerhouse, Leon Powe is happy to join another.
Powe signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week even though he isn't expected back on the court until sometime around the All-Star break. He was cut loose by the Boston Celtics after he tore the ACL in his left knee during the playoffs, requiring surgery in May.
Now the 6-foot-8 forward could face his old team in the postseason next year.
"I've thought about that," he said in a conference call Thursday. "If that happens, that's going to be fun for me."
"It's always tough leaving the place you started. I gave them every opportunity to have me over there, which didn't work out. It wasn't my fault. I had to move on."