As much as I "love" surprises, I have to admit I was bracing for this kind of news. Every year we've heard back and forth about what the Cavs and CG are going to do in the post LeBron era, and every time at the 11th hour another name comes flying into the mix (Waiters, Thompson, etc) which we incredulously laugh off in attempts to justify the other 100 rumors we've heard in the last week.
Chad Ford: More draft intrigue from Cavs! Hearing, somewhat convincingly, that owner Dan Gilbert loves Victor Oladipo. Me too @Dan Gilbert!!! Twitter @chadfordinsider
Knowing how off the handle Gilbert can be (and it's something I love about him), this is exactly the kind of thing the Cavs owner could dish out prior to the draft because he just can't sit on the news any longer. If you hadn't heard, these rumors began by the simple fact that Dan Gilbert is Following Victor Oladipo on twitter (and if you look, it was one of his 2 most recent additions). And having worked in Marketing/Public Relations before, I assure you a high profile person like Dan Gilbert, and his handlers, know that every single move is completely scrutinized, fairly or unfairly.
All that being said, Gilbert has learned from his mistakes before, and that's why I think this is all the more reason at a last ditch, transparent as you can almost get, smoke screen.
What do you all think?