For months all we've been hearing is that there's a huge price for Varejao and that Chris Grant/Dan Gilbert are asking
To be fair, the Cavaliers were not believed to be actively seeking a trade. Varejao's 14.4 rebounds per game led the league before his injury. They would demand much in return, as evidenced in the most recent trade rumor -- that Cleveland was demanding Clippers guardEric Bledsoe to be thrown into a proposed DeAndre Jordan for Varejao swap.
So, what do you guys think? Kurt Helin definitely doesn't like it for the Clippers
Are you nuts? Why not ask for Blake Griffin while you’re at it. And one of Donald Sterling’s homes.
(By the way, there is going to be a lot of Bledsoe buzz but Clippers are not going to trade him until this summer at the earliest because they want him as insurance in case they can’t re-sign Chris Paul.)
Two questions come to mind about Varejao. First, will the Cavaliers come to their senses on what they are willing to take back? My answer is “Dan Gilbert owns the team, who knows?”
The other is how much is the market for Varejao going to change with him injured? Varejao is out until late February or early March, some teams will still have interest because he’s the kind of hustling front line player who can make a difference in the playoffs. But their offers are not going up because of this. And the old offers weren’t cutting it.
In part because apparently the Cavaliers were already asking for the moon. And more.
I think running a 2 PG system with Bledsoe and Kyrie would be amazing to watch, but I just don't think the Clippers are willing to give up Bledsoe without knowing 100% that CP3 will re-sign with them. I would obviously really like this trade for us but I think it would help the Clippers alot too, I don't see why Kurt Helin thinks it's such a bad trade for them. To be honest, injuries aside, Varejao is a much better player than Jordan and he would actually compliment Blake Griffin better than Jordan does. Andy's finally been working on that mid range game, which could work in a pick & pop system with CP3 (a la David West in New Orleans). Just a few thoughts, let me know what you guys think. Is this a fair trade or not even close?