This is mostly to drum up some more talk on this site and hopefully a lot of you particpate. I'm personally tired of seeing "poloks" trying to sell Internet TV through a FanPost. Dude, that is uncool. is there any reason why he isn't banned? Anyways....
I have been hearing lately that there trade rumors involving certain players with loaded contracts. Certain names come up such as Monta Ellis, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Martin, Andris Biedrins, Rudy Gay & Gilbert Arenas. You can almost assume that if take on one of these contracts that you'll receive 1st Round compensation for taking on the extra salary unless the talent equals or outweighs the value of the contract. This is the case with Iguodala, Ellis and possibly Martin.
There is one name that I have not heard a lot because of the massive amount of his contract. That man is Rashard Lewis. The guy is due almost $46 million over the next two years. I know that tends to scare a lot of teams away, but I think Cavs GM Chris Grant should take a look a this as possible "high risk/high reward" type of deal. If you really think about it, then how much money would be involved with expiring contracts in 2012 if Lewis were acquired? The answer if you include Baron Davis' expiring contract is........ $38 million. That is huge. Washington would have to throw in the #6 overall pick in this year's draft and possibly another future pick. Cleveland could throw Antawn Jamison's expiring contract at them for the potential of a buyout. The deal would look something like this....
Antawn Jamison - $15 million
Daniel Gibson - $4 million
Ryan Hollins - $2.5 million
Rashard Lewis - $22 million
2011 Washington 1st Round selection (#6 Overall)
2013 Washington 1st Round selection (Top 5 protected)
Cleveland would be picking #1, #4, and #6 in the 1st Round plus two 2nd Round selections. Ramon Sessions can be moved for another 1st Round selection. This could possibly be a future pick. We could potentially get Kyrie Irving, Enes Kanter & Kawhi Leonard in one fell swoop.
Our team's rotation could look like this going into next year...
PG - Baron Davis / Kyrie Irving
SF - Rashard Lewis / Kawhi Leonard
C - Anderson Varejao / Enes Kanter
Should the Cavaliers pursue Rashard Lewis simply to acquire another Lottery Pick in this year's NBA Draft?
YES! (41 votes)
Yes, but I would tweak the deal and try to squeeze more out of Washington. (26 votes)
No. We have better options than that. (44 votes)
111 total votes