Cavs' front office considers big trad...

Cavs' front office considers big trade as deadline nears

There are 96 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 20, 2008, titled Cavs' front office considers big trade as deadline nears. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

INDIANAPOLIS: By 3 p.m. today, the Cavaliers' roster could look very different. Or not.

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Trade Grump

Strongsville, OH

#1 Feb 20, 2008
and Hillary to Pittsburger for cash ($1)
Matt

Yorba Linda, CA

#2 Feb 21, 2008
You ever notice that Ferry tries and never succeeds?

Maybe Gilbert should hire a GM that succeeds every once and awhile.
Sam

Orange, CA

#3 Feb 21, 2008
Hey Mr. Windhorst. Could you at least tell us when you are going to be able to tell us who's involved?
Rick Shoemaker

Dayton, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2008
Breaking up the team chemistry seems like a mistake to me.
MEDIA PRO

Cleveland, OH

#6 Feb 21, 2008
Sam wrote:
HCould you at least tell us when you are going to be able to tell us who's involved?
Umm...yeah...when he's given permission. You have to earn the trust of the owners and managers not to reveal information until a specific time (we like to use the word "embargo"). You go against their trust and you can forget about getting any kind of lead on any story. That IS how it works in this biz.
white_fang07

Antipolo, Philippines

#8 Feb 21, 2008
dejavu. i bet cavs won't deal...again
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#9 Feb 21, 2008
Cough It Up

There may not be a favorable trade out there but whether you are going for a point guard or a left fielder it is time for owners to cough it up. We in Cleveland know how to lose. So we ought to know how to win by deduction -- how to get ever so close and then lose. Lose because there you were a dollar short, one player less, not quite great enough. Unwilling, unable to give it all (the cash) you got.

In the 90s the Cleveland Indians didn't have that number one starter, never did, never paid for one. Last year we didn't have enough muscle. For Indian's fans we can call it the Blake Syndrome. That's when you stick with a pretty good player instead of a difference maker.

For the Cavs you can name any number of players and add the word syndrome after it. How about the Point Guard Syndrome for many of us. How about the Ehlo Complex? Whatever it is Cleveland owners don't got it. Lakers do. Mavs do. Suns do...Knicks, well, don't either (not until James is available). They may not win a title either but they understand what you have to do in the minimum to at least compete at the highest level -- "if you want to dance, you gotta pay the band."

So the right trade isn't probably out there any more for the Cavs but we had better see Cleveland ownership pay for the difference making talent it needs to demonstrate the same level of commitment the fans have shown for decade after decade. Same goes for the Tribe. Yeah, we have a very good team but that ain't good enough.
lebronwow23

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Feb 21, 2008
great post east side ,great reading blog thats not just crap
LegalJack

Cleveland, OH

#11 Feb 21, 2008
Old Man Grump wrote:
Do it Danny Ferry. Shake up the team for a run at the finals again this year. Everyone, but LeBoob can go in trades without hurting the team since it's currently a one man team anyway.
Wrong. Trading Boobie would be a bad move for us.
Don't be a cheap A$$ Danny Ferry.
You're an idiot. It's not about money. It's about TALENT. Which you seem to have plenty of. That is a TALENT for having the most ignorant posts.
Josh

Uhrichsville, OH

#12 Feb 21, 2008
Depends on what we give up... this team is playing well for stretches, and I dont want to trade young players for old. If Gooden's involved, so be it, but dont give up any young core players. The future is just as important as the present. Paul Silas and Jim Paxson mortaged our current present for three years ago and look where we are now...
Ed Haas

Twinsburg, OH

#13 Feb 21, 2008
Please shake SOMETHING up. Even if you only acquired Mike Miller, or some comparable guard, so that we can at least mix things up down the stretch and screw up other teams' game plans for us over the next few weeks as the teams try to adjust to our new line up. Hell, do something to get us excited about possibly making a run at the Celtics or Detroit. Right now, I'm not sure if we could get past either of those teams in a 7 game series unless we can get a real point guard at some point today.
IamLandru

Broadview Heights, OH

#14 Feb 21, 2008
Blockbuster deal.... Yeah and John Hart always finished second when trying to acquire big name pitchers or re-sign our free agents. All talk. I'll believe it when I see it. What do the Cavs have that any team would want?
rufus

Raleigh, NC

#15 Feb 21, 2008
Trade lebron and you can get a whole new team. you not going to make it far in the playoffs anyway.
Akron

Marengo, OH

#16 Feb 21, 2008
Yeah, let's get rid of LaBronia! Let's get a "TEAM" player and get rid of the "ball hog"! He's only interest is himself and the money, so get someone who will be a team player and utilize the other players on the team. Make a deal with a New York team and that way LaBronia can take his hat with him!
Steve from Arizona

Mesa, AZ

#20 Feb 21, 2008
You have got to be kidding me . They have swung for the fences with a plastic bat.I have never seen such a homer writer in my life.Look at the Spurs who picked up Kurt Thomas and Damon Stodamire. Sun's get Shaq.Lakers get Gasoletc.ferry cannot even pick up a role player. he is just not cut out to be a General manager .he may have the cerebral but he does not have the inner courage to take a chance on a big trade.It is always safer to say we happy with the guys we have.Brian, is it in your contract that you cannot critisize Ferry? I would understand if that was the case. Extremely active takes on a whole new meaning.

Steve

Steve
Jack Mehoffer

Macedonia, OH

#21 Feb 21, 2008
Wait a minute! Sacramento rejected an offer? I thought that wasn't allowed? At least according to some of the dopes who post here, every trade that the Cavs "should" make can't be opposed by the other team. They have to accept, no matter what! I demand an investigation!
jim

Alexandria, VA

#22 Feb 21, 2008
you aint gettin nobody queen, deal ith it you and your team are garbage
Grimm

United States

#23 Feb 21, 2008
Trade for Carlos Boozer, haha.
DOG

Akron, OH

#24 Feb 21, 2008
tic tock tic tock tic tock....3 o clock high, hmmm
that was a good movie, the little boy was going to get pounded at 3, just like DF is
Josh

Uhrichsville, OH

#25 Feb 21, 2008
The funniest part of this whole thing is that no matter what the Cavs do or dont do, the armchair brain-deads on this post will whine regardless. I watched it happen last season, like a vicious cycle.

Idiots bash Ferry for not making a move at the deadline... Cavs continue to win with the roster they had

Idiots bash the Cavs in the regular season... Cavs win 50 games and earn a #2 seed

Idiots bash the Cavs in the playoffs... Cavs roll through the Eastern Conference, blast Detroit in the East Finals

At the end of the day, I feel bad for Danny Ferry, because unless he pulls a miracle trade (and by miracle, I mean Larry Hughes for Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Michael Jordan in his prime), none of you slobbering fools will be satisfied.

Isnt that a tad ridiculous???

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