Cavs sign Gibson to 5-year deal

Full story: Akron Beacon Journal

CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers signed restricted free-agent guard Daniel Gibson to a five-year contract Wednesday, securing the services of someone they view as integral to the team's future success.
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rdplatwa

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Jul 17, 2008
Ho hum - the Cavs have signed Gibson to a 5 year deal. Gibson has proven two things - he's no more than a spot up shooter who cannot create or shake his defender and he is susceptible to injury. This does not answer any of the Cavs glaring weaknesses.
Censorship Finder

Akron, OH

#2 Jul 17, 2008
H O is now sensored by topix????
Jeebs

Clayton, MI

#3 Jul 17, 2008
the cavs need to do something before they lose lebron because he wants to win.
ILUVBOOBIE15

United States

#4 Jul 17, 2008
WHO ARE YOU rdplatwa, or whatever your dumb name is? Gibson is one of the best players and shooters on the team, who can knock down a three better than ANYONE ELSE! the injuries are not his fault you think he meant for them to happen. YOU SHOULD REALLY THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK.
why don't you actually watch boobie play with the cavs before you say something, idiot.
A different Tony Z

United States

#5 Jul 17, 2008
rdplatwa wrote:
Ho hum - the Cavs have signed Gibson to a 5 year deal. Gibson has proven two things - he's no more than a spot up shooter who cannot create or shake his defender and he is susceptible to injury. This does not answer any of the Cavs glaring weaknesses.
They re-signed young talent, period. That's what smart organizations do. He'll prove his worth, he's a 2nd rounder so he's not going to be a 20pt 10 assist guy right away.
Dave Robisch

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Jul 17, 2008
Terrific move. The reality is if Gibson plays in game 7 in Boston the Cavaliers win. Instead, nobody could hit a shot other than Lebron. Everyone recognizes that Gibson is a money player who hits big shots in big games. The key is to keep him healthy. But to denigrate this signing (which Lebron 100% approved of because he and Boobie have a great chemistry) is to show a fundamental lack of understanding of the needs of this team. We were in the finals a year ago, this year we came within 1 game of getting there again, so relax, people.
alan t

New Albany, OH

#7 Jul 17, 2008
Dave Robisch wrote:
Terrific move. The reality is if Gibson plays in game 7 in Boston the Cavaliers win. Instead, nobody could hit a shot other than Lebron. Everyone recognizes that Gibson is a money player who hits big shots in big games. The key is to keep him healthy. But to denigrate this signing (which Lebron 100% approved of because he and Boobie have a great chemistry) is to show a fundamental lack of understanding of the needs of this team. We were in the finals a year ago, this year we came within 1 game of getting there again, so relax, people.
Oh, come on. Seriously. Is there one trade or one free agent signing that James has publicly said he didn't approve of?
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#8 Jul 17, 2008
Honestly, I think Boston would have found a way to win that game at home regardless. I really don't think Boobie Gibson would have made much of a difference, but it's always nice to have an excuse.
George Karl

Boston, MA

#10 Jul 17, 2008
Dave Robisch wrote:
Terrific move. The reality is if Gibson plays in game 7 in Boston the Cavaliers win. Instead, nobody could hit a shot other than Lebron. Everyone recognizes that Gibson is a money player who hits big shots in big games. The key is to keep him healthy. But to denigrate this signing (which Lebron 100% approved of because he and Boobie have a great chemistry) is to show a fundamental lack of understanding of the needs of this team. We were in the finals a year ago, this year we came within 1 game of getting there again, so relax, people.
Dave Robisch, just what did Gibson do in Games 1 thru 6 that leads you to believe he would have made any difference in Game 7 ?????

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#11 Jul 17, 2008
Nice one, Ferry, but this was basically a layup. Let's remember that we have a 2-year window to work with, and still no consistent second scorer.
steve

Milwaukee, WI

#12 Jul 17, 2008
Well Ferry, it's nice you've signed him; but you need to get more done, regardless of the salary cap. Find ways to take this team to the next level.
tonyo

Paterson, NJ

#13 Jul 17, 2008
Censorship Finder wrote:
H O is now sensored by topix????
Get a life.
tonyo

Paterson, NJ

#14 Jul 17, 2008
rdplatwa wrote:
Ho hum - the Cavs have signed Gibson to a 5 year deal. Gibson has proven two things - he's no more than a spot up shooter who cannot create or shake his defender and he is susceptible to injury. This does not answer any of the Cavs glaring weaknesses.
Get a life dude.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#15 Jul 17, 2008
tonyo wrote:
<quoted text>Get a life.
Lol, what?!

Since: Dec 07

United States

#16 Jul 17, 2008
The truth is that this is a good move, and as Brittle said, basically a layup.

Not sure how anyone can bemoan this signing. I hate to think of the "Burn Danny Ferry" mob had we NOT resigned him.
A different Tony Z

United States

#17 Jul 17, 2008
PDT1420 wrote:
The truth is that this is a good move, and as Brittle said, basically a layup.
Not sure how anyone can bemoan this signing. I hate to think of the "Burn Danny Ferry" mob had we NOT resigned him.
Exactly. It is a good move but it's not anything to write home about Mr. Ferry.

New blood is the only thing that will improve this team.
justin

Hobbs, NM

#18 Jul 17, 2008
I'm glad the cavs sighned boobie, he got the outside J and he my favorite player off the Cavs.
justin

Hobbs, NM

#19 Jul 17, 2008
GO BOOBIE!!! Thats all I have to say.
justin

Hobbs, NM

#20 Jul 17, 2008
THe Cavs have alittle time before LeBron finally gets smart and leaves or demands a trade
justin

Hobbs, NM

#21 Jul 17, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
Nice one, Ferry, but this was basically a layup. Let's remember that we have a 2-year window to work with, and still no consistent second scorer.
The cavs will get somebody before that, Melo and A-I will be free agents then. I think????

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