Right now, the Cavaliers are looking at making a blockbuster deal. I had talked with a person in the front office who said they are looking at various trades.
The biggest one is landing Leandro Barbosa. The Suns are interested in sending away Barbosa or Boris Diaw for some depth. They are looking to win the title next season, as they are all in at this point.
Barbosa would be the star player the Cavs need. He is arguably the fastest player in the NBA, who is also an overall talent. Imagine him and LeBron running down the court.
A trade scenario would be trading Joe Smith or Anderson Verajo and a first-round pick for Barbosa.
The Suns would get a veteran backup for Amare Stoudamire in Smith or just a hustle bench player in Verajo.
This would be the best option for the Cavs and Barbosa, who has an option to start since there's no Steve Nash is in Cleveland.
The most interesting deal I have been hearing about for a while has been that the Pistons are looking at adding veteran big man Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
The trade that would work is sending Rasheed Wallace and Arron Afflalo to the Cavs for Ilgauskas and Damon Jones.
For the Pistons, they would get the center they have been looking for. Ilgauskas is the most underrated center in the game. He gets boards and scores consistently.
Misspelled words? Check.
Crazy scenarios? Check.
Trading for Rasheed Wallace? Check.
Please ignore this crap.
BTW: as for my thoughts on Ron Artest going to Houston? Good. The Rockets needed to take a risk and getting Artest definitely qualifies. They won't be putting the season on his shoulders (that'll still be on Yao and McGrady, until one inevitably gets injured) but he could be the piece that puts them over the top.
I didn't want Artest here. The Cavs aren't in a position to take a flier on a guy like him. If Artest would sink their season, LeBron would almost be a sure bet to be out the door in 2010. However, with Ron-Ron playing the role of 'stopper', I wonder what Shane Battier is doing? Could he be on the block? I (and I'm sure Mike Brown) would love to have the former Dukie helping on the defensive end.