Originally Posted by intrinsic
Do you like the direction this team is moving? Who in their right mind believes this city will keep LeBron with the lesser players he's been given through his career. Furthermore, what's with the addition of Ben Wallace? How many more ****ing years? boobie and delonte are both very nice players, but your'e not going to win jack if that's your staring backcourt. Varejao has to be worth something -- to somebody. I dunno why cle targets Redd. I don't know how he'll make the team contenders or champions. tbh, i wouldn't mind a trade for starbury here since he's an expirer. more than that, he could play if he was healthy, maybe? that would be better than the crap lateral moves Ferry has made. The two best players, James and Z are still far better than rest of team by a wide margin. I dunno. Outside of Marvbury I'd really be open to a nyk trade, to gamble on some of their busted contracts. Curry, Randolph? Cle has assets to pull off trades where the parties are at odds, but u have to figure this same malcontent could hose u someday and turn into a lazy slob when unhappy. ?I like the value in that, though. LBJ could use pieces like Zach. Look wtf he did for Drew Godden and Carlos Boozxer. Sure, they're good players, but he had a helping hand in their big paydays. I wonder if James would stay in cle on a winner though? How much of a winner would it have to be? Playoff contender? title contender? champion? anyway, I'm just an outside looking in at all of this
You're not looking at the whole picture. First off, Lebron has more loyalty than the majority of stars out there. He's been quoted as being upset a lot of times when guys were traded, and he has a lot of faith in management. Lastly, he grew up in Akron, he's having a huge house built in OH. (Bath I think) and he WANTS to be here. It's one of his dreams to bring a championship to the Cavs.
Also, the guys we picked up last year, were very specifically picked because all of their contracts expire before Lebron James' contract. Which means we have time to revamp this team at least one more time before Lebron has to make his decision.
Those are the two biggest reasons why I'm not sweating him leaving.
Also, to be perfectly honest, I have never been shy about questioning the Cavs organizations decisions, or personnel (I HATE Mike Brown), and it makes me extremely happy that Lebron is here, not just as a player, but because as long as he's here, and Dan Gilbert is here, the team's front office is going to continue to make moves until they get that championship, and that's something I haven't seen in my lifetime. We watched Mark Price's team go year after year, figuring this would be their time, and never really adding any new pieces to make them better. It was very frustrating.
The Cavs are VERY underrated as is. Not only did they make the Finals two years ago, but this year, I don't think anyone challenged Boston in the playoffs more than the Cavs, including the Lakers. Defense and good half court basketball really DOES win championships.