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Cavs considering complete blow-up

Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:41 am
 
Cavs not making any trades now, but if team struggles before deadline, we may see a firesale.
Posted by Matt Moore


Things fall apart. The center does not hold. And in the Cavs case, the center up and leaves on national television to join his buddies on the beach, sipping pina coladas while they freeze their tales off in a Midwestern winter.

And it turns out the rest of the Cavs are likely to fall apart in the next year or so. The Cavaliers haven't thrown the rest of the belongings on the lawn and put out the yard sale sign yet. After all, they still feature a lineup with Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison, Anderson Varejao, and young asset J.J. Hickson.  But signs are pointing towards the rest of LeBron James' former dancing partners being sent to the four corners of the league.

Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports via Twitter that if the Cavs are sub-.500 in February before the trade deadline, Mo Williams, Antawn Jamison, Anthony Parker, and Jamario Moon will all be on the block. That's three starters and a backup wing. You may be wondering who they would be getting back. Get ready for a whole lot of Erie Bayhawks if that happens, Cavs fans.

Windhorst goes on to say that he puts the odds of Jamison being moved before the deadline at 60/40. The question will be who's in the market for an aging forward with $28.4 million left on his contract (prorated, naturally). It would have to be a team similar to where the Cavs were last year, except they've already seen how that worked out. The other option is a team in the middle of a detonation, looking to clear space next year and hoping to acquire a 2012 expiring.

It's possible the Cavs could be competitive. The East is improved, no doubt, but still vulnerable and winning as many games as you're losing with a pretty good coach and a pretty good roster isn't out of range at all. But I wouldn't be snatching up any jerseys of those guys either. They may not be wearing them much longer.
Comments

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:32 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Encore302:

Go watch that last playoff game against Boston and tell me that the bum didn't quit.  He does not have the heart of a champion, ala Kobe, Jordan, Duncan, etc.

Dan Gilbert didn't do a good job at getting him players?  Didn't the Cavs finish with the best regular season record two years in a row?  The difference is that when it comes time for playoff basketball (tougher physical defense) LBJ quits. 



Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:28 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

LeBron carried that team. The players around him did not do a good job of playing their parts at times. But now is the chance to show what they can do without him. If they are really ready to shine now is the time. Lebron did not quit, his team did not do enough to win. Remember Kobe did a few things in the past to prove his point too. But he did not quit either. And he did stay with the Lakers and they did get him players that came to play. Dan Gilbert did not do that. He got so so players and hoped it would work. If Lebron would have stayed some  would  be saying he was a loyal player and others would say he was a sucker for staying. It is all in how you look at it.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:27 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

The reality is that the minute LeBron brought his talents to South Beach, the roster was already blown up.

The Cavaliers will be better off in the long run by ridding themselves of LeQuitter.  He is an overhyped one dimensional player who has no heart and disappears in the playoffs.From a Lakers fan.   GO CAVALIERS!  Rebuild without the crownless King.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:25 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Yes, the Cavaliers have issues without LeBron James, but they shouldn't be that bad.  After all, it'll be back to 5 on 5 instead of 2.5 on 5 for the Cavs.  They won't be standing around watching LeBron do his thing.



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 7:11 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

 I am actually a Cavs fan now; I used to hate them due to Lebronze and his ego, but he has made a fan out of me.  I really hope they keep everyone and give them something to play for.  Lebronze doesn't win games, he makes shots by himself and by hogging the ball. How is it that some players in every sport get knocked for not coming through in the clutch; but Lebronze can dribble off his foot in final game of the playoffs and nobody writes about it.  The Celtics made him look like the garbage he is. I really hope the rest of his team left behind uses this to their advantage and proves everyone wrong.  Kharma is a b***h so get ready for some sort of freak injury coming for LBJ this year anyways.  Or maybe he will get some roid rage and end up in jail.  Glad to be supporting the Cavs from NY......GO CLEVELAND......BOOOOOOO lebronze........hope you take home another third place there champ!



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2010 6:00 pm
 

I thought this happened July 8, 2010 at 9:38 p.m.

Hilarious....The best chance to break the 46 year drought leaves for 30 million less than his hometown offers. Than
slaps them in the face on ESPN....My god that was an awesome day.

The only thing better is an internet t-shirt salesman making lies and claims that cant be backed on a 20K a year hobby! Oh, and living in a cess pool without a shutter.

Man, totally pathetic.

Whats even better is the 20 million a game the city loses, as well as the drop off on season ticket holders.

"I hate cleavland" LBJ



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 5:33 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

The Cavs will win more than 25 games this season.  The year they won 66 games was the year that LBJ played the least amount of minutes.  The problem that the Cavs have is not only that they lost LBJ, but also Shaq and West.  The year we won 66 games Delonte was the second best player on the team.  His quasi absence last year hurt.  The Cavs will struggle against teams with a ligit center and to a lesser extent teams with tall back courts.  However, I think that they will still be able to score with the up tempo style.  While they don't have a legit start, this team is deep.  Based upon who Windhurst thinks will start, they will have Gibson, Jamison, Moon & Parker all ready to come in on the second unit.  If their starters can hold serve, then I think that the Cavs second unit will outscore most of their rivals during the regular season.    &nbs
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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: September 1, 2010 3:19 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Without Lebron James, they won't win 25 games this season, PERIOD!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 1:49 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

spam, selling fishing products



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 12:46 pm
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Agreed.  What you will see in Cleveland this season is something very similiar to what Chicago Bulls fans saw the year after Michael Jordan retired for the second time, Rodman left, and Pippen was traded.  Things went south fast.


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