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As sales of bulletproof vests skyrocket in the state of Idaho, former Nets F Jayson Williams is still waiting for a call from an NBA team. The Original Fashion Plate/Car Wash Magnate Charles Oakley provides a character reference to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

The Cavaliers are now in search of a veteran power forward to fill in while rookie Anderson Varejao recovers from a left high ankle sprain.

Charles Oakley (above), another possibility, said the Cavs should seriously consider Williams. Oakley said Williams has looked good in workouts and he has been impressive while playing for the Idaho Stampede of the CBA.

“If they’re looking for a choir boy than they need to go to a school and sign one,” Oakley said.

“But if they want someone who can do the job, they need to consider Williams.

“The incident he had is a blow to everyone, but life has to go on. Accidents do happen. . . . Who else are they going to sign? Jason Williams is the only guy out there.”

Several free agents are available if the Cavs call include: Reggie Slater, Lawrence Funderburke, Chris Gatling, Lonny Baxter, Jackie Butler, Gary Trent, Donnell Harvey, Rick Rickert, Antonio Meeking, Kirk Haston, Mark Pope, Corie Blount, Jason Caffey, Keon Clark, Ousmane Cisse, Popeye Jones and Cherokee Parks.

LeBron James is not expected to miss any playing time following an ankle sprain suffered in last night’s Cleveland victory over Memphis.

Small forward Qyntel Woods, recently kicked to the curb by the Blazers, has signed with the Miami Heat.

As expected, George Karl (who has lead a team to just as many NBA finals as Michael Coooper, ie. none) has signed a 6 year contract to take over as head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

New York’s Isiah Thomas might finally have found a way to escape the salary-cap hell created by Allan Houston’s massive contract (amongst others) ; he’s encoruaging Houston to consider early retirement.

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