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Cleveland Cavs (2016 NBA Champions)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by Bucklion, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    Well, no it wasn't. your original statement which is quoted above is complaining about the "sad return" for irving.

    of course, it's not just hill and hood, but you know that. and trying to throw out the health card when one of the guys involved in the trade is about to be on the shelf for at least 5 months is entertaining.
     
  2. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    The Cavs still got 50 cents on the dollar for one of the 10 best players in basketball. That will become quite evident when the playoffs roll around and LeBron and Love are their only go-to scorers.
     
  3. Zippercat

    Zippercat Senior

    Yeah, without forcing that trade the Cavs coulda had Irving on their DL......um, never mind.
     
  4. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    Some people claim that Irving would've sat out the first five months of the season to remove the screws in his knee and others say he'd be out now. So which is it?
     
  5. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Could it be both? The guy is make of glass. When he was with the Cavs I was always waiting for the other shoe to drop and him to be out for the year. The Cavs were lucky that he he was pretty much healthy for the last year and a half in Cleveland. Is it possible for both teams in the trade to be losers? Cavs lose a top 10 player for a less than stellar return and Boston can't stay healthy and never does anything in the post season. You have to play well enough in 82 games to make the playoffs and with guys like irving it's a crapshoot if he can make it every year. IIRC he had 1 year in Cleveland where he didn't miss a bunch of time with an injury.

    If I had to guess Lebron goes to Philly this summer to join a good young team that can take him through the end of his career. If the Cavs are lucky they pull off a sign and trade to get something back. If that happens the Cavs need to move every player over 25 that is worth anything for draft picks and rebuild for after the Warriors get dismantled. Eat some bad contracts like they did with Barron Davis and see if they get some extra high picks. The Cavs have to suck bad enough over the next few years to keep all of those protected first round picks they traded away. Big key is to not suck in the draft like they have done for every single pick other than Lebron and Kyrie. If the Cavs could pull off what OKC did with Durant, Westbrook, Harden, etc. Gilbert isn't too cheep to keep them together like OKC was. He may be too cheep to hire a GM that can pull in a draft haul like that. Wouldn't be surprised if your starting lineup next year looks something like Hill, Hood, Clarkson, Nance, Zizic, and Osman as the 6th man. I'm guessing Hill, JR, and TT are going to be too expensive to trade, but they'll want to dump them if they can. Only guarantee is that if the Lebron leaves the Cavs will be under the cap next year.
     
  6. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    Irving had a lot less to worry about in Cleveland. I'm guessing his body responds differently to carrying the entire load.

    What would we do about Love in that instance? Keep him and try to make the playoffs next year (should be doable) or trade him? Personally, if LeBron does leave (I expect he will, this Cleveland team couldn't win more than 40 games without him), I hope he does go to Philly. Philly is good enough to give the West a run for its money with LeBron. And fuck the Lakers.
     
  7. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    why does Philly deserve such nice things... superbowl, NCAA bball champs.... Philly doesnt deserve those things .. now you wanna give them LeBron?
     
  8. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    I like Simmons, I like Embiid, and I like the city.

    And if it comes down to the 6ers or Lakers, I'll take Philly 11 times out of 10.
     
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  9. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    Well this is ugly so far
     
  10. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Great fucking start :smash:
     
  11. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Turd salad 1st quarter
     
  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Yeah this couldn’t have gone much worse
     
  13. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    It might take a 2007 playoffs-level effort from LeBron to salvage this season. This team sucks.
     
  14. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    Lebron trying to do it all down low... man free top of the key, need to get JR there.
     
  15. BuckeyeMafia

    BuckeyeMafia A Leaf on the Wind

    Honestly not sure how JR still gets minutes on this team. I would much rather have Hood, Osman, or Korver out there at any given time.
     

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