Newly acquired Cavs PF Marreese Speights has a player option in 2013/14 for $4.5 million.
Speights is likely to pick up the option and the Cavs know that. In other words, they didn't acquire him as a mere expiring, empty contract. Speights won't play Tuesday night, but once assimilated to his new team he's a good bet to push for 20-25 minutes off the bench behind Tyler Zeller and Tristan Thompson. Zeller in particular was being stretched too far at 34.7 minutes a night over the last 10 games.