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Cleveland Cavs (2016 NBA Champions)

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

  1. NJ-Buckeye

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

  2. buckeyemania11

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

    Cavs give up Dante Exum and the Bucks 2022 1st rounder they have

    Cavs Get: Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince

    This likely means they trade Andre Drummond now.

    Allen from what Ive seen other people say is "one of the best young centers in basketball" so this is a pretty good deal on the Cavs end considering they gave up not much
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  3. NJ-Buckeye

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

    thanks.. so my brain wanted to think we were getting 4 first round picks...
    but it just means most of these guys were first rounders in their day
    got it...
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  4. buckeyemania11

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

    Yea I was confused at first too. Haha.

    They gave up nothing. Got a good young center and a decent other player. Plus it opens up flexibility for them to make other trades now. No problems with this one.
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Well, both NBC Sports and CBS Sports think the Cavs won on the trade:

    WINNER: Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs snuck in the deal to trade Dante Exum, Milwaukee’s 2022 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick for 22-year-old big man Jarrett Allen and 26-year-old forward Taurean Prince.

    With Allen now in the mix, perhaps an Andre Drummond trade could be brewing.

    Entire article:

    James Harden trade grades: Rockets send All-Star to Nets in four-team deal involving Cavs, Pacers, per report

    Cleveland Cavaliers: A
    There's no such thing as a perfect trade, but Cleveland came about as close to it as any team could with this deal. While the Cavaliers are loaded with big men, most of them are either in their prime or about to exit it. By the time Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are ready to win at the highest levels, Andre Drummond and Kevin Love probably won't be. Drummond is on an expiring deal as is, and while his market hasn't exactly been robust in the past (Cleveland got him for only a second-round pick), committing long-term money of any sort to a non-shooting center entering his age-28 season is risky business.

    So they pivoted into Allen, who is also due for a new contract this offseason but is a safer bet at only 22 years old. Allen has blossomed alongside star-level talent in Brooklyn, averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and field goal percentage this season, and while Cleveland won't be able to surround him with nearly as many weapons, it should eventually be able to give him the undisputed starting slot that Brooklyn was hesitant to grant with DeAndre Jordan in the building. The Cavs, in essence, managed to add their likely long-term starter at center without giving up much of anything.

    The first-round pick they surrendered in the deal originally belonged to Milwaukee. With Giannis Antetokounmpo re-signed during the offseason, that pick will almost certainly fall in the late 20s. Dante Exum represents the salary filler, but his inability to stay on the floor has made him more of a liability than an asset. All in all, a late first-round pick and a high-risk, low-reward young player seems like a small price to pay for long-term stability at the center spot. That's what Cleveland has secured here. That it also gets to take a flier on Prince is a nice bonus.

    Entire article:
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  6. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    This trade clearly helps Cleveland this season and beyond. Allen is a good player, and to a slightly lesser extent, so is Prince. Having Allen as a RFA will ensure that he will be an asset moving forward. Prince will definitely merit substantial PT this season. As others have mentioned, this also frees up Cleveland to trade Drummond and add other assets soon to keep building for the future.
  7. buckeyemania11

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

  8. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Lol this franchise and food fights.

    JR Smith supposedly threw soup at coach Damon Jones a few years ago. Is this a common thing or just Cleveland??
  9. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

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  11. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    Holy shit. What a performance in the 2nd Ot by Sexton.
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  12. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Brooklyn Massacre in OT2. New kids look good. This team plays hard man.
  13. buckeyemania11

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

    That was a pretty incredible performance by Sexton. 20 straight points between OT1 and OT2.

    This core actually offers some hope unlike previous post LeBron projects.
  14. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    The Cavs are now 7-7. I think with the roster as is, they have a legit shot at the playoffs this season. They could get in with a fairly pedestrian record due to playing in the East. The bench got massive upgrades with Prince and Allen. I would bet on them making it at this point.
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  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Looking forward to seeing what this is like once the injured players are back. There's still a lot of talent on the injured bench.
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