The season to forget is nearly at a close! What have we seen? All the "experts" will claim that they were right- without LeB..., Cavs couldn't win 20. Yea; and they saw the injuries to Andy, Jamison, etc coming, didn't they? Bright spots? We've got a couple of pg that can play! Ramon has impressed. Baron Davis for Mo? I like what I've seen. Serviceable power forwards for 10-12 minutes a game we've got more then we need (Harangody, Samuels, etc). JJ coming out party- yep. Now that he seems focussed, and set at the "4", I see a double double every nite. Yep, that means we got too many "4"s, and that's not a bad thing. If we can get something/anything for Antwan, now is a good time. Andy back and healthy with Ryan Hollins for a back up- if Hollins can add 10-20 pounds in the weight room over the off season, I'm good at the "5" too. So- everyone with me so far? We can be competitive and solid at 1,4 and 5 next year.
So, where do we go now? 2 very, very high picks coming. Draft for need, or draft best available? What trades could we do before draft? Lots of talk here, and elsewhere; but lets go with no trades and see what we can get out of draft. Pick best SF out there (Derrick Williams, Harrison Barnes), and best 2 (Jimmer, Alec Burkes, David Lighty)?- Well, even I don't think that's best use. Too many very intriguing pg out there (Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving). So, need to get back to trades. Use draft for a pg (keep either sessions or davis as starter and get our pg of the future!). Now, go get best "SF/3" out there with our 1st pick and the pg with the other. Trade a pg for another 1st rounder and there we can get the sg we need. Trade exemption? Yet another 1st rounder? that would be too cool!
Next year; maybe a young lineup. Maybe not yet a contender; but very fun to watch them grow. What are we at- like 50 years since a Cleveland championship? I can wait a couple of more! Lets field a young, exciting team and like OKC, watch em grow up into a true long term contender. THen maybe the next generation of stars will be lining up to come to the Cavs as free agents when the current crop is a bunch of over the hill has-beens.
Lets stay excited about the off season and the trades, draft, and future of our Cavs.