Why are they turning their attention to Villanueva?
Well, in a move that was considered shocking in some corners Monday, the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to offer Villanueva a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent. He now will be unrestricted, which makes him significantly easier to sign because the Bucks will not have matching rights. According to sources, Villanueva now will be one of the Cavs' main free-agent targets when teams are allowed to speak with them Wednesday.
The Cavs have their midlevel exception, expected to be around $5.6 million to $5.8 million, to offer in the first year of a contract.