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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: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2010 11:47 am
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

I agree - they must blow it up.  Keep Hickson, Sessions, Powe, and maybe Jawad Williams / Danny Green.  Everybody else has gotta go.  Andy and Mo are nice, but grossly overpaid.  Tawn and Parker are old and grossly over paid.  They need to look at what Portland, OKC, G-State and even the grizzles have done and try to emulate that.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:46 am
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

As a Cavs fan, I think blowing up this team is absolutely the right thing to do. Despite what all the "experts" seem to be saying, this Cavaliers team will not be that bad. They won 127 games over the last two seasons, and although The Chosen 1/3 was by far the best player, he didn't win those games by himself. This team should be around .500 and fighting for the 8th playoff spot.

Still, that's the absolute worst position to be in for an NBA franchise. Being a borderline playoff team is like being on a treadmill of mediocrity. Not good enough to win, and not bad enough to get a great pick. The sad fact of the NBA is for the most part you have to be really bad in order to have a chance to get good.

Blow up the team. Keep the young piecec like Varejao, Hickson, Christian Eyenga, Ramon Sessions and get what you can (salary cap flexibility preferably) for the rest. Hope for a good bounce of the ping pong balls at draft time and rebuild that way. It may take 3-4 years, but that's what has to be done.



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:32 am
 

Cavs considering complete blow-up

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


Bassprofessor
Since: Dec 29, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2010 1:59 am
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