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Cavs 08-09 Season - Central Div Champs (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by osugrad21, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Trading Varejao is good idea Especially if it means Cavs can acquire Redd
    By Patrick McManamon
    Beacon Journal sports columnist

    Published on Wednesday, Jun 18, 2008
    Anderson Varejao could be traded ? though it's not a simple ''just-ship-him-elsewhere'' proposition.
    Daniel Gibson should be coming back.
    And the interest from the Cavaliers in adding a scorer like Michael Redd is real and genuine.
    That's the way things appear at this early point of the offseason. Now that the NBA Finals are over, we do not have to see Pau Gasol's facial contortions any longer and do not have to see Sasha Vujacic, period.
    Another benefit of the Finals being over is that Danny Ferry and the Cavs can start in earnest to fortify a pretty good team.
    That they're already a good team is a key point.
    There is no need to tear the Cavs apart, as some wailing banshees would suggest. There is only a need to add pieces and parts.
    To add, though, a team has to give something up.
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  3. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Seeing as the Cavs gave the Celtics the best test of the playoffs I really feel a guy like Redd would put them over the top. If you give them Redd and Villiwhatiz like the first article mentions you can paint the endzones. Time for Ferry to earn his paycheck.
  4. Brutus1

    Brutus1 Don't be penurious, donate to the BP Spring Dr.

    I'm not holding my breath waiting for Redd.
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    It sucks that the Cavs are in the same division as every team that has the most reason to trade. I'd feel pretty good of the Bucks were in the West.
  6. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I would not want anyone to hold their breath:) for something that is not a done deal yet but Milwaukee has nothing to lose and it's just a question does Ferry have the guts to pull the trigger.
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    As basketball idles, James shoots breeze

    Thursday, June 19, 2008Mary Schmitt Boyer
    Plain Dealer Reporter
    Paul Pierce and Tiger Woods. The NBA draft and free agency. The U.S. Olympic team and the University of Akron men's basketball team.
    Those were just some of the topics LeBron James touched on Wednesday in a wide ranging one-on-one interview, his first since the Cavaliers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs a month ago.
    Heading into the busiest part of his summer, he took a break to sit down with The Plain Dealer.

  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James a more deserving MVP, Bill Livingston writes

    Thursday, June 19, 2008Bill Livingston
    Plain Dealer Columnist
    Everything is magnified in the playoffs, but what order of enlargement would be necessary to find the Los Angeles Lakers' hearts?
    To spot an NBA Finals performance worthy of his hype by Kobe Bryant, the league's alleged Most Valuable Player?
    To discover a coaching adjustment by Phil Jackson that had the chance of a pat of butter on a griddle of surviving the heat Boston applied?

  9. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member


    LeBron James still has faith in his teammates, front office
    Thursday, June 19, 2008

    A busy week for LeBron James included an appearance on a local radio broadcast Wednesday where the Cavaliers All-Star sounded optimistic.

    "We're going to be good because I'm going to continue to get better and I have faith in my teammates," James said during the "Munch on Sports" show on ESPN 850 WKNR.

    James was on the show to promote his family foundation's 2008 State Farm King For Kids Bikeathon, which is Saturday in Akron.

    James was asked about the Cavs needing to get better.

    "It automatically starts with the guys that's already on the team getting better as individuals," James said. "If guys get better as individuals, it automatically makes the team better. ... If some personnel changes need to be made that's between the front office."

    James has confidence his teammates will put in the work to improve. Take those improvement, he said, and "add that to the system we already have, we're going to be a better team because of that."
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I don't even think this one is on Ferry. Would the Bucks trade Redd to a division team? If the Bucks are up for it I think Ferry will do anything to pull it off.
  11. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    the bucks are looking to blow up the roster and build around their two bigs. that includes dumping the contracts of redd and no eyebrows.

    there are a limited number of teams that have the expiring contracts to pull off something of that nature, and the cavs are one of them. that being said, a trade like this probably doesn't happen until midseason.
  12. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    with the bucks wanting to do a complete overhaul.. and Detroit wanting to do a complete overhaul... add the Knicks... then Denver probably wanting to do major reconstruction... and Miami, Chicago, Memphis and the list goes on and on... it's most likely gonna make for a trading frenzy...

    where there's smoke, there's fire

    so I'm guessing Redd is in wine & gold mid summer...
  13. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    I am just hoping Redd & LeBron get along well at the Olympics this year. If they get a nice relationship going it can really help grease the skids for Redd to become a Cav before the season.
  14. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Redd has been nothing but a quality guy for the Bucks from all I've heard. If he wants to come to Cleveland which I imagine he would I hope they would do him a favor and send him. As far as the Cavs go I'd take Redd and any other contract they want to unload for any mix of expiring contracts and up to 2 draft picks as long as the second Buck they get doesn't completely suck.
  15. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    Grabbing Michael Redd would make me happy in the pants until we take the banner in June, next year.

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