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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist


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Comment 27 Jun 2015

Griffin said it was important for the Cavs to add assets, and based on the volume of talks he's heard in recent weeks, he expects there to be ''an incredible number of moves between now and the end of July

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/cavs-select-dukes-jones-trade-him-minnesota-2-024302457--nba.html

no one can tell for sure what will happen, but this statement seems to me to indicate that Gilbert wants to be agressive in free agency, beyond just resigning the current roster. Not sure how it will work out, but I don't think we can ignore this type of statement because of our own assumptions.  I think they will use the exemptions that you mention and James will recruit some veterans to come play within these exemptions for a ring. Looking at mo Williams. 

Comment 26 Jun 2015

I agree. Have you seen anything about TT?  I wonder if TT or AV could be going elsewhere.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

A 15 pick is not a 24. 

Also I've read some stuff Gilbert indicating that free agency is where they plan on making their moves. Not sure if that means simply resigning the current roster or if it means that we see some changes. I'm also not sure what improvements are sought. There's only one ball and we've already got 3 all stars on the court. If anything, we could use depth, but at the same time, not many teams could lose 3 starters and not miss a beat, much less win a championship. 

Comment 26 Jun 2015

Who was the last player drafted around that spot to make significant contributions to a team within 2-3 years?  Solid move by the Cavs. They are a right now team and need to get players that are ready right now or don't cost anything. This helps the front office out and I've seen Gilbert hinting that the Cavs will do what they can in free agency to build their team. 

Comment 23 Jun 2015

You're 5 over. 

Comment 18 Jun 2015

I would counter your argument saying that those stats were against poor competition, but that won't change this year.  So he will probably appear to be sufficient.

Comment 18 Jun 2015

The list lost some credibility by putting Zeke and Dunn at 6.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

I figured.  You were pretty close and you actually had some content.

I made my post before you made yours so I to make sure you know that it wasn't directed at you.  It is directed at the thread that will pop up after yours disappears from the front page, maybe around 5 tonight, or even tomorrow.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

I did because I misread and misinterpreted what you said and meant.  No worries.  

Although the Cavs bench was nonexistent, because they were all on the court.  Having lost 3 starters really hurts, especially against a team that is very matchup specific.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Yea, AV is locked in for 10M for a few seasons.  That's a ton of money.

I'd just hope for us to build a bench so that we can allow our players to rest and stay healthy.  

Comment 17 Jun 2015

I just found out that he has a player option.  So the choice is his.  If it were up to me, I'm not resigning him for 6M.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

What's your opinion on Andy?  I love his loyalty, but he's just not a great player.  We need someone more balanced than that and he's costing us a fortune.  I'd be happy for him to retire.

Hopefully TT can develop some offense.  He's shown flashes, but we need him to step up if he's going to get paid.

I think JR is too expensive, but has his player option so I doubt we get out of it.  He's not a starter.  He'd play 10-20 minutes a game.

Comment 17 Jun 2015

Jones is decent and is a minimum salary player.  He's well worth it.  And Perkins isn't half bad for the money either.