Meanwhile, check out the trade that has Cavs fans buzzing:
They're still trying desperately to upgrade the team. One league source told ESPN.com that the Cavs are making one last push to try to acquire Mike Miller and Kyle Lowry from the Grizzlies. They don't have much to offer, so to sweeten the pot, they are willing to take back Brian Cardinal as part of a deal. Memphis has been trying to push him in a deal for a while, but hasn't found any takers on the remaining $13 million left on his contract after this season.Yes. The Cavs wouldn't be giving up any of their top 7 guys and they'd be getting back an upgrade at shooting guard and a young point guard to come off the bench. Plus, the Cavs would still have the expiring contracts of Drew Gooden ($7 million), Eric Snow ($7 million) and Damon Jones ($4.5 million) to work with in the coming offseason.
The deal, as described to me by a player agent, would send Miller, Cardinal and Lowry to the Cavaliers for Ira Newble, Donyell Marshall, Shannon Brown, Cedric Simmons and Dwayne Jones along with cash and at least one first-round pick from Cleveland. If the Cavs can pull that off, it would be an immediate upgrade of their roster. But they face stiff competition from a number of teams for the services of Miller and Lowry.
If this deal happens, it won't go through until the deadline. The Grizzlies will be trying to field better offers, but if nothing comes up...
I really hope the Cavs just deal one first round pick. That's my only concern... if you're taking Brian Cardinal's deal, only give up one first round pick. Pau Gasol is worth two firsts and Jason Kidd is worth two firsts but Mike Miller is not. worth. two. firsts.