I don' think the Cavs will trade him, he is a good defender, and Mike Brown loves it, and he is a capable scorer, who seems to enjoy playing for LeBron. When healthy, he is going to be a very important piece for the Cavs.
But letīs wait and see
As a Wizards fan, I'll tell you it was a myth that he was just some kind of a gambler. He was our only good defensive player, really. Most of his steals weren't off gambling anyhow.......he'd deflect or outright steal entry passes or strip guys in the lane.
Even as a fan of his though, I can understand the criticism. He's inconsistent shooting and he takes horrible shots.
Nah you might have what i'd call selective eyesight, because Larry's seriously not even a gambler. People used that to explain his high steal-count (because usually guys that get alot of steals gamble, like Iverson), but it just flat out wasn't true. I'm not even talking about his overall ability, because offensively he's erratic.........but either you've just seen him a little bit and it's a poor defensive representation of him, or you're seeing incorrectly.
Larry hughes is overpaid just like a whole bunch of players. He is not a spot up shooter so how does he compliment Lebron? He has good defense and he is a slasher & i think he was better off in Washington with the rest of his players
Larry Hughes is not the problem with this team. The problem our PG situation and Big Z.
I'll deal with Z first... Z is not a horrible player (regardless of how bad he looked in the postseason). He can be very effective in the post with a slow, half court team. He is a very good offensive rebounder and has good range on his jump shot.
However, he does not fit with this team and I've been saying it since 'Bron was first drafted. He was awarded a huge contract last year, which left me scratching my head... especially when I heard that Bron was the one pushing for him to stay.
The Cavs need an athletic, defensive minded big man. I thought that they should have let Z go last year and pushed hard for Dalembert (a great fit, imo). A team with Bron, Hughes, and Flip needs to push the ball.
Hughes' problems really stem from having a PG who has no offensive game. Larry's best quality is his slashing to the hoop. With Snow on the court, his man can sag off of him and help Larry's defender when he makes a move to the hoop. Of course, that defender doesn't have to worry about Eric because he has absolutely no jumper. We know that Bron is going to occupy the majority of the defensive attention. If we got a guy who could play the point that the opposition simply couldn't afford to leave opened, it would give Larry basically 1-on-1 opportunities every time down court. He is quick enough to beat most defenders to the basket and, when you factor in that Bron is going to draw every team's best defender, Larry will be even that much more effective against average defenders.
Get rid of Z and his huge contract... get a guy who can get defensive rebounds and get out on the break... sign a PG who can stroke it... our problems are solved.