The Cavs are looking at Pippen, free agents buyouts

Hopes for adding a piece to the Cavaliers roster aren’t totally dead.

A new player acquisition period runs through March 1st. Players at the end of their contracts often ask to be let out of their deals at this time of year. No players publicly have asked to be let out, but that sort of talk happens every year at this time.

The Cavs are also considering Pippen. Sources said the Cavs are one of the teams that have contacted Pippen and might consider working him out within the next week or so.

Pippen showed interest in the Cavs but he wants to play for a contender and preferred the Heat, who are near his Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home.