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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.

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2010 9:42 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up... and LeBron

The Cavaliers should dismantle the team and begin anew. Clearly, that is the only reasonable path for the franchise to take, unless it really does want to wallow in the mud of mediocrity. The Cavs have a good management team and a very good coach to get started.

Perhaps the owner has learned  a valuable lesson from how he mishandled LeBron: no matter how badly you want something, it's difficult to keep it by placing it on a pedestal. So perhaps he'll get it right this time. Of course, if he had taken off the blinders, Gilbert would have traded LeBron after all the warning signs he gave the Cavs he was leaving: disrespecting Cleveland's other professional sports teams, refusing to grant interviews to local news media, signing only short term contracts and having absolutely no contact whatsoever with Gilbert during the waning months of the past season and off-season.

I don't fault Lebron for leaving. What would any immature, selfish, filled with an extreme sense entitlement athlete do, given the opportunity to hang out with his "friends" in stripper clubs night after night on South Beach? He's already made arrangements (rumored at $25m) to free himself of the responsibility of settling down with his high school girlfriend (and "to keep her from talking publicly about LeBron") and raising his two young sons. Unlike many, I wish him no ill-will. His lack of discernment and penchant for self-destruction will lead him to his destiny.

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2010 8:06 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Well 1st thing 1st ive lived in Ohio pretty much my whole life.... I have been a huge kobe fan since the 99 season and have followed the Cavs since Lbj made them relevant.  When Kobe was Shaqless they made the playoffs all but once. When they were Jacksonless is the one year they didnt make it. during that time Kobe was scoring 35.0 per game Hell in one game he went for 81 points. they needed him more than the cavs needs Lbj. those lakers team couldnt win 20 games without Kobe. The Cavs might be  a.500 team. What the cavs need is different then what city needs. Unlike the Lakers if kobe left the show will go on. the stadium will be packed and jack will be court side with Denzel and toby/leo. The City will go on.  Cleveland has lost its Marketablity. The lakers will sale even with a loser on the court, I cant say that even with a 8 seed that the cavs team will be attractive to the public.  If lbj were already in a La or miami and he now had to make the (decision) he would have stayed and took the money just like Kobe. the problem with Cleveland wasnt the owner, the teammates, coach or money. IT WAS CLEVELAND. IT SUCKS! THE TOWN IS A DARK SPOT ON THE MAP. FACTORIES AND FILTH HANG THIER HAT ON THE STREETS AND ALLEYS. AND THE FACTORIES ARE SHUTTING DOWN SO THAT JUST LEAVES THE FILTH. I'm sorry Cleveland but this town is rough. We need to take a page from Pittsburgh after steel mills and coal mining went the way of the dinosaur. Give the city a facelift or a giant douching. Until we do that Cleveland will just be a place where stars get stuck inbetween flights,

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: September 3, 2010 12:14 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

"by hogging the ball."

Are you serious? a hogger? did you even watch any cavs game mr. hater? lol.....  

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:29 am

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Educate yourself before you start typing fool.  WarnertoHolt is right on the money with his post.  Kobe has the heart of a Lion!  Ask Jerry West, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson (ala anybody who knows anything about basketball) and they will tell you that nobody in the league at this moment plays harder and with more intensity.  As a lifelong Laker fan I can guarantee you that Kobe never quit on the Lakers and he never will.  Unlike LBJ did. 

You and the pathetic ones that hate on Kobe are actually quite humorous.  Keep hating and Kobe and the purple and gold will continue to hang banners.

It is accurate to say that Kobe struggled against Boston in game 7.  Yet he continued to hustle, play defense, and be a leader.  Unlike LBJ who basically was a non-factor in the deciding game against Boston.  Watch the game again if you don't believe me?  That is why the fans in Cleveland were booing him.  He quit plain and simple.  He knew all along he wasn't coming back.

You are correct with one point though.  LBJ couldn't be the centerpiece of a team and that is why he ran to Miami.  Boohoo he is still no Kobe.  Trust me also, true Laker fans never turned on Kobe.  Research the whole Kobe demanding a trade issue before you start popping off.  You sound like a fool.

Here is to #17 in 2011!

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 8:33 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

But, but, but....I thought they were going to win a title before LBJ does, say it ain't so Gilbert, say these rumors aren't true and that you, the reason he left, aren't giving up on Cleveland and your Promise so easily.

On a side note that Laker fan a few posts before me is pitiful talking about Kobe and his heart.  He quit and though it was in the past he still quit on the Lakers so in no way can you ever put him in the category of winner who never did like Magic, Bird, Jordan, etc.

Though I am sure this whining tool is not representative of Laker fans in general I bet she has her excuses already ready if the Heat did win a title over the Lakers or anyone else out west.  He needed to team up to do it, he couldn't do it by himself, boo hoo, he is still no Kobe.

Right, the same Kobe who got carried home in game 7 this year, the same Kobe who has Gasol, Bynum, Odom and Artest, yeah, that Kobe who couldn't make the playoffs without Shaq before Gasol was aquired.

As I said, I am sure Laker fans know he and Kobe are 1A and 1B but who is this girl who posted like LBJ sucks or something, that is like saying Kobe sucks, you lose credibility with statements like that.  I posted LBJ's playoff line against Boston in a past post, give it a look, pretty good for a quitter, that is like saying Bean quit in game 7 with his 6-24, no, he just has bad games now and then.

Some Cleveland fans sure sounds bitter, same ones holding his jock strap for 7 years and begging him to stay I bet, ah, how fickle homers are.  I remember when Laker fans turned on Bean, well, until the trades were made and they won then they forgot all about those demands he made, some homers are to funny!

Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 2:49 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

C'mon man, you can't be serious. LeBron hogs the ball??? You hope he has a freak injury or goes to jail??? That's just pathetic. What a piece of work. LOL

Since: Jul 28, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 2:45 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

You sound 100% crazy. You think LeBron hogs the ball???? You hope he has a freak injury or goes to jail???LOL. You are a piece of work...

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 2, 2010 12:44 pm

Cavs considering complete blow-up

Is this the same team whose owner guaranteed their fans a championship before LeBron James gets one?

Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 8:02 am

Cavs considering complete blow-up

tales or tails?

Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: September 2, 2010 2:54 am

Cavs considering complete blow-up

This team is Not that bad, they need to draft a good center, and move a piece or two around, but blow the whole thing up ? OKC was a fluke, you don't get a Kevin Durant coming along every day. They should be in the 7th or 8th spot. You don't need the top pick in the draft to rebuild unless your starting from scratch.

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