Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
They're gonna need all the support you can give them DenFan. We all know Lebron is a stud, but losing Boozer was a major step backwards.
But then again, it could all sort of even out in the near future. I could be wrong, but I believe that Ilgauskas' contract is up after this season. With no big deal going to Boozer and Z off the books, the Cavs could set themselves up as free agent players in the offseason.
If I'm the Cavs I pretty much concede next season (the arena should still be full as the honeymoon with Lebron isn't over yet), clear out as many bad contracts as possible for cap space in the upcoming offseason and get a high draft pick on top of it all.
Take whatever you need with a possible top 5 pick and use Lebron and the national TV exposure as a recruiter to bring in the UFA's.
I like the Cavs moves this offseason minus the Boozer debacle, a lot finger pointing towards each side on who screwed who, but sign him to the one year deal then work out a long-term one, Cavs!
We have players on the team that can shoot now, with rookie Luke Jackson and Drew Gooden and Eric Snow, all get to be role players around the King, but good shooters nonetheless which we didnt have last year.
McInnis with us a whole season will help, he was acquired in the Miles deal from Portland last year, and we looked a lot better with a true PG running our offense, none of this LeBron at 6"7 250 running the point anymore.
We'll see, we're still quite a ways from thinking playoffs/deep into playoffs, a lot farther than Denver is. That's one hell of a starting line-up you guys got, Melo, Nene, K-Mart, Camby, and Miller, with the big diesel in Maimi now, Denver has as good a shot as any team to come out of the west. Dallas still can't play D, Sacramento is not the team they once were plus they choke, Minnesota still doesn't have the parts around KG to be it, San Antonio still looks complete though.
I hated playing basketball when I was younger and didnt play it in high school cause I suck at it, but I still follow it and like watching the NBA, especially when the Cavs are finally worth going down to the Gund and watching(I still would see a few games every year even when they sucked and didnt have LBJ, but it wasnt anything to get too excited about.)