Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Seriously, WTF

This whole Shaq to Phoenix thing is blowing my mind. I don't see how this helps the Suns at all. Unless they're going to bring Shaq in and tell him to block shots and throw outlet passes all day.

And the worst part is (for my sanity), Cleveland fans are just going to get more frustrated that Danny Ferry is "sitting on his hands" and not getting any deals done. I mean, if someone knows how to get Rod Thorn to take Larry Hughes for Jason Kidd, please call the Cavs offices, I'm sure they'd love to hear this (sorry, I had the radio shows on last night coming home from the game, and God damn Cleveland fans can piss me off. The team is 15-4 since Christmas, they're beating good teams, they made the Finals last year and you want to blow things up?).

Anyways, with Gasol and Shaq being traded, we could start seeing more (big name) player movement, with teams trying to keep up... Kidd, Bibby, Artest... the entire Knicks squad...

However, I still favor the Cavs staying patient. If they play their cards right, in two years (when LeBron can walk) they could own the Eastern Conference for years to come (meaning he wouldn't walk). I mean, Boston basically has a 3-year window and the Pistons' run will end soon. The Cavs could hit LeBron's prime with clear run to the Finals year in, year out. The Cavs goal isn't to be dominant now, it's to be dominant in a year or so.

(That being said, if you wanna trade Pavlovic and change for Mike Miller, I'm all for it).

2 comments:

Erik said...

No chance the Grizz would be listening to offers for Mike Conley, I'm assuming.

It's unavoidable -- fans equate trades and player acquisitions with championships, even though the vast majority of trades don't lead to championships. Trades make it look like the front office is being proactive and not accepting the status quo.

Things like the salary cap, financial constraints, what the other team will accept in return, are details. A lot of fans don't want to hear about it. Apparently, it's all Monopoly money in pro sports.

Unfortunately, this is what happens when the fantasy of a world championship meets the cold, hard reality of money, especially in a town like Cleveland, that has gotten downright dysfunctional over its 43-years-and-counting title drought.

But, yes, if Ferry could swap out Sasha for Mike Miller, I'd go for it. If the Cavs can head into the playoffs with all key contributors healthy and a starting five of Hughes, Miller, Z, Drew and His Kingness, I'll take our chances.

Ben said...

i'd call them about Juan Carlos Navarro and/or Miller...