JordanL24 wrote:NOO we dont need Anthony Parker; the dude is like 35 years old.
Great job at looking at the trade overall, instead of picking out a player that is a throw in to match salaries.
Phil XI wrote:Cleve wants to go young. They'd counter with Bynum instead of Pau. The Dude would hang up as soon as Byn came out of Cleve's mouth. Talks over.
Cleveland wants to win now. Ever since Gilbert put his foot in his mouth about winning a ring before the King, they would take a Pau Gasol to pair with Irving, in an effort to show their fan base they are making moves. Pau Gasol for the most part is a big name guy in the league that can attract free agents to Cleveland better than a lottery team with rookies could ever do. With the trade the Cavs go from lottery bound next season again to fighting for an 8th spot in the weak Eastern Conference.
Don't forget the Cavs have that big trade exemption (I think its up around 14-15 million) to use to try and get another guy brought in to contend.
Bottom Line - Cavs are win now, they dont want to be a lottery team again next season.
Fly Like A Mosquito Bite wrote:Cavs won't even trade the #4 for Pau Gasol.
Look at what JSM posted over in the Draft forum Cavs are looking to move the pick. Maybe a Pau Gasol would do it for them.
TheHoopsReport: Yes. Minnesota/Utah/Cleveland are all exploring trade possibilities. RT @LakeEffectBro Do you expect anyone to trade up into the top 4?
PiNOYLaKERSFaN wrote:You lost me at Jimmer for the #4 pick.
Come on man. It was a throw in name, its the number 4 pick. With Irving, Williams, Kanter probably the top 3 going, its easy to figure out that Knight or Kemba are going to be there and we could get a top point guard. You lost me at your inability to notice that.
captainhoop wrote:I doubt Cleveland would do that.
See above @ Phil XI. Its Cleveland were talking about, Im from the area and been here for over 20 years, the Cavs do trades like this, its what Cleveland does.
RingBringer wrote:i think whe are much better off with a orlando deal there i see 3 players that whe could use and they are hungry and higly skilled just what whe need.
Orlando is not taking Pau Gasol so, I dont really get this comment. I didnt use any players from the Lakers in this trade that Orlando would want anyway. All Orlando deals are centered around Bynum and Odom and maybe are eventual 1st round picks.
On a side note, if this trade went down hypothetically, I would change my original notion of getting a MLE center and change that to a MLE backup for Kobe. I think we can get a serviceable big man for the LLE or are TPE and get a better backup for Kobe. Varejao can also play center went Odom comes in and Bynum goes out.
Gibson / Kemba or Knight / Fisher
Kobe / MLE Backup / Parker (LLE)
Artest / Barnes / Ebanks
Varejao / Odom / Smith
Bynum / Varejao / LLE center
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