Cavs in talks as trade deadline nears

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Steve from Arizona

Mesa, AZ

#1 Feb 19, 2008
I am still waiting for the Bibby screw up story. Am I the only one angry about this? Ferry has made no moves in two years. This is unheard of. Lebron is their best point guard. Name one team in the NBA who does not have a true point guard which is a key position.Most have two. Brown should be coach of the year for winning without a point guard. Ferry must be good to Brian and the rest of the press.

Steve
MIKE

Nashville, TN

#2 Feb 19, 2008
Lebron is averaging 7 assists and has the ball in his hands all the time. What will a true point guard do ---stand and watch ? Lebron is a player with special skills and we as fans must think outside the box. I believe he is this era's Oscar Robertson. Just put shooters who are willing to play defense and rebound around him. We haven't been healthy all year,but when we are--watch out.
If we have to make a trade,find a guard who can cover quick guards like Nash ,Iverson and Parker who torch us on a regular basis. Parker dismantled the Cavs in the championship series last year.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#3 Feb 19, 2008
Steve from Arizona wrote:
I am still waiting for the Bibby screw up story. Am I the only one angry about this? Ferry has made no moves in two years. This is unheard of. Lebron is their best point guard. Name one team in the NBA who does not have a true point guard which is a key position.Most have two. Brown should be coach of the year for winning without a point guard. Ferry must be good to Brian and the rest of the press.
Steve
True, Ferry has proven little as a GM but must it be pointed out again. The Cavs have little that is of interest to other teams other than AV and Gibson and an expiring contract or two. Are you willing to trade Gibson and AV?
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Feb 19, 2008
This is not high school basketball where you have your shortest kid play point guard because he can dribble and no one else can. This is the NBA!
I don't recall Jordan's Bulls having a "true" point guard. They had shooters like Paxson, Hodges, and Armstrong. The offense went through either Jordan or Pippen.

The Cavs offense goes through Lebron, as it should. As I have said many times, the Cavs win when Hughes is healthy and starts at point guard. Steve, enough of the Mike Bibby talk.

Everyone has bought into this "The Cavs need a Point guard talk", what they need is everyone to get healthy!
Elrod

Chattanooga, TN

#6 Feb 19, 2008
Garnett and Allen to Boston.
Gasol to the Lakers.
Kidd to Dallas.
Bibby to Hawks.
1. Did anyone believe these were possible before they happened?
2. Did they make these teams better?
For whatever reason we have 2 GM's in Cleveland afraid to pull the trigger or make a move; Ferry and Shapiro.
Shapiro is a tremendous developer of talent but has no ability to make a deal (recently) or sign a free agent.
Ferry has shown 0 ability to do anything except watch Duke on television.
whereisthelove

United States

#7 Feb 19, 2008
Do not, I repeat, Do not trade Gibson. I think we have not seen his full potential yet. He is only in his second year.
rufus

Raleigh, NC

#9 Feb 19, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Do something Cheap A$$ Danny Ferry. Make some kind of trade to make the team better before the deadline. Sit on your hands and the Cavs will be sitting in the stand by the 2nd round of the playoffs.
how about saying something new and fresh.
Kbadm11

United States

#11 Feb 19, 2008
Ferry needs to stand pat, let Newble's contract expire, use the first round pick on either a Center or Point Guard and then watch again next year as other contracts expire and finally sign the right players in free agency after the 09 season. We can still make the conference finals with everyone healthy.
Chad

Warren, OH

#12 Feb 19, 2008
Idiot Basher wrote:
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Good post. ANd to take it a step further. what we really need is a Ron Artest type PF. Someone who's not afraid to mix it up. How many time will Rasheed Wallace punk us. How many elbows can LeBron take. We need a big with some kuhunas more than a point guard.
I think we got the biggest punk ever last year in the playoffs against "sheed." That little bitch threw a hissy fit and got tossed from game 6.
Eric

Gainesville, FL

#13 Feb 19, 2008
No Brian Windhorst, the most valuable asset that the Cavs have to trade is not Ira Newable. It's Lebron James. Ferry should trade him and release him from purgatory.
Cleveland Fan

Twinsburg, OH

#14 Feb 19, 2008
Bibby "screw-up" would you really rather have a broken-down over-the-hill Bibby than Gibson? That's what it would take to get him! I know, the Cavs have no chance at getting to the Finals. Of course we heard that from all the so-called "experts" at this time last year as well. If they are heatlthy they are as good as any team in the East - and possibly the West as well. Not to say they'd definitely go back to the Finals but they'll be going toe-to-toe with Detroit and Boston. As for Ferry wait until the off-season or next season to judge him the Cavs have significant expiring contracts to offer.
Rick Shoemaker

Dayton, OH

#15 Feb 19, 2008
A healthy Cavs roster can win it all this season. The team chemistry is really coming together.
I would hate to mess that up.
DOG

Akron, OH

#16 Feb 19, 2008
Cleveland Fan wrote:
Bibby "screw-up" would you really rather have a broken-down over-the-hill Bibby than Gibson? That's what it would take to get him! I know, the Cavs have no chance at getting to the Finals. Of course we heard that from all the so-called "experts" at this time last year as well. If they are heatlthy they are as good as any team in the East - and possibly the West as well. Not to say they'd definitely go back to the Finals but they'll be going toe-to-toe with Detroit and Boston. As for Ferry wait until the off-season or next season to judge him the Cavs have significant expiring contracts to offer.
Well said, we don't need a short term fix, now is not the time. We don't want one title we want many in a row...
Elrod

United States

#17 Feb 19, 2008
Know one has to worry. The Cavs won't do anything. We'll all be waiting at the trade deadline and nothing will happen as usual.
By the way we have a nice first round draft choice from 2006 by the name of Shannon Brown who must be smoking cigarettes at practice while he's dribbling down the court because OMG has a better chance of getting in a game than Shannon does!
By the way, a championship count for Cleveland:
Browns, several, last in 1964, have never been in the Super Bowl!
The Tribe, 1920, 1948
The Cavs 0
Do you think standing pat and staying the course for any of these teams is going to win a championship? I don't!
OAA

Akron, OH

#18 Feb 19, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Do something Cheap A$$ Danny Ferry. Make some kind of trade to make the team better before the deadline. Sit on your hands and the Cavs will be sitting in the stand by the 2nd round of the playoffs.
SWEET!! OMG AND HIS 2 $$'s STRIKE AGAIN!! YES!
JKIDD

Akron, OH

#19 Feb 19, 2008
Here's a thought on how the trade talks went.

Ferry, "Can we have Jason Kidd?"
Nets, "Sure, for Varejao, Gooden, Gibson and one piece of garbage guy"
Ferry, "Sorry, that would be trading away anyone of any value except my center"
Nets, "OK, Bye"

Ferry, "Can we have Mike Bibby?"
Sac-Town, "Sure, for Varejao, Gooden, Gibson and one piece of garbage guy"Ferry, "Sorry, that would be trading away anyone of any value except my center"
Sac-town, "OK, Bye"

Get the drift OMG and the rest of the crew?
Who would trade that core? Think about it.
Oh, and the same goes for Shapiro Elrod. I guarantee you that EVERYONE asked for Cabrera in a trade...
JKIDD

Akron, OH

#20 Feb 19, 2008
LeBron wasn't mentioned for obvious reasons.
nick

Bronx, NY

#22 Feb 19, 2008
RPB wrote:
This is not high school basketball where you have your shortest kid play point guard because he can dribble and no one else can. This is the NBA!
I don't recall Jordan's Bulls having a "true" point guard. They had shooters like Paxson, Hodges, and Armstrong. The offense went through either Jordan or Pippen.
The Cavs offense goes through Lebron, as it should. As I have said many times, the Cavs win when Hughes is healthy and starts at point guard. Steve, enough of the Mike Bibby talk.
Everyone has bought into this "The Cavs need a Point guard talk", what they need is everyone to get healthy!
let us not forget the triangle offense the bulls ran . in that system , having a traditional point guard was not needed . i fell that the cavs need an athletic scorer and creator more than they need a point guard , and a offensive sytem that creates space and movement to off-set the need of a traditional point guard . if you have lebron avg. more assist than most point guards in this league and he handles the ball more than most point guard in this league , that traditional point guard is not needed just like the bulls
John

Boston, MA

#24 Feb 19, 2008
Eric wrote:
No Brian Windhorst, the most valuable asset that the Cavs have to trade is not Ira Newable. It's Lebron James. Ferry should trade him and release him from purgatory.
If Cleveland is purgatory, then Gainesville, FL is hell.
Veezy

Girard, OH

#25 Feb 19, 2008
I would love to get Ron Artest. He's tough, can score, and is a great defender. It will probably take Drew, Ira, and Shannon, who I believe will be a star soon as he gets unleashed, to make that happen. You can put Lebron at the 1, Larry at the 2, Artest at the 3, start Marshall at the 4, and Z at the 5. Sounds good to me otherwise stand pat unless Andre Miller is available.

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