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Report: The Cavs have asked about Andray Blatche

Posted on: January 2, 2011 1:26 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2011 1:41 pm
Posted by Royce Young

After reportedly becoming available recently, one team already inquiring about Andray Blatche is the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to the News Herald.

No telling what Cleveland could be offering back, but I'd assume it would be expiring contracts (Jamario Moon, Anthony Parker?) and some picks. Nothing of major value I'd guess.

But why go after Blatche if you're Cleveland? What exactly does he give your franchise in the process of recovering from post-LeBron syndrome? Blatche is a potentially talented power forward with an inside-outside game, but he's also a character issue and someone I'm not sure the Cavs want to try and build around long term. Cleveland is looking to start over with its roster and to make that first building block Andray Blatche isn't the wisest move.

Then again, the Cavs are desperate for talent. They've lost 16 of 17 and have slipped into the "worst team in the league" discussion. There's just not much on the roster to be remotely excited about. Mo Williams, Anderson Varejao and Antwan Jamison are quality players, but they aren't good enough to make up for a seriously awful bench.

If Cleveland did acquire Blatche it would probably suggest that Varejao would be moved in the future for a high pick and or young asset. Varejao has been rumored to be on the block for a while and having a guy like Blatche would make Varejao available to be moved. Especially with J.J. Hickson on the roster. No way Cleveland could keep all three.

But this is just an inquiry. GM Chris Grant probably just picked up the phone, called Ernie Grunfeld and said, "So Blatche is available huh? You take Anthony Parker and a second rounder for him?"

It's hard to blame the Cavs who are desperate for answers right now to at least ask about a basketball player with talent. Honestly, it might just be a little PR ploy to show fans that they're still trying. Who knows. But Blatche wouldn't fix anything in Cleveland, unless he straightened up. It'd likely just make things worse.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 2:24 pm

Report: The Cavs have asked about Andray Blatche

Its all boils down to LeBron again for leaving Cleveland with nothing in return when he decided to think only of himself instead of his team and city. LeBron, you are a selfish bastard.

Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 10:42 pm

Report: The Cavs have asked about Andray Blatche

Cavs could have had Beasley if Gilbert wasnt such a douche.
Glad the Cavs players are showing off their individual talents without James as predicted.
Ask Gilbert if he still thinks Cavs will win a championship before the Heat.
The man needs to settle down and THINK before he speaks.

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2011 4:46 pm

Report: The Cavs have asked about Andray Blatche

It's frustrating to think of how the Cavs could have traded for more premier players during the LeBron era but the team was not willing to trade Varejao or Hickson during that time. Look where they are now.

Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2011 2:22 pm

Report: The Cavs have asked about Andray Blatche

trading jamario moon and anthony parker would be the best trade the cavs have ever made. Get them out uh here!

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