Veteran forward Smith, Thunder split

Updated: March 2, 2009, 4:48 AM ET
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Good teams seem to want Joe Smith.

The veteran forward and the Oklahoma City Thunder reached agreement on a buyout of his contract on Sunday, and The Clevaland Plain Dealer reported that the Cavaliers will try to sign him immediately after he clears waivers.

The move comes about a week after Smith was shipped to the New Orleans Hornets in a trade for Tyson Chandler. The Thunder then rejected Chandler for medical reasons and Smith was returned.

He had to be waived by ...

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