Sources say that the Cavs have been quietly calling around looking for a home for (Mo) Williams. Two years ago, Williams was an All-Star. Now, the team is struggling to get anyone to take on the two years and $17 million left on his contract after this season. A hip injury that Williams is nursing isn't helping matters, nor is the fact that Williams' shooting numbers are down across the board.
But he just turned 28 years old and can still help a team. Chances are the Cavs find a taker.
The Cavs have much more glaring weaknesses than the 4 position. They have a black hole at SF, have no true center and need better guard play. Hickson is the same type of player as Sullinger and is even more athletic. The bottom line is, JJ deserves the chance to be the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sullinger should be holding up another team's uniform come draft day.
The odd's are high Jamison will be taking his talent to another team before the trade deadline.
Cavaliers veteran Anthony Parker is the player "most likely to be moved" by Cleveland. Parker has a reasonable, expiring contract and can still provide solid shooting and defense at multiple positions. Don't be surprised to see the woeful Cavs make a few moves in the next month, especially in light of their massive trade exception.
"Right now we’re losing some of these battles but in the long run we’ll hopefully win the war," Cleveland coach Byron Scott said.
Finally, some good news. Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer is reporting that Joey Graham and Christian Eyenga both practiced on Thursday and could be ready to play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday as long as there are no further problems.
I have covered the NBA in various places since 1981. I've covered good teams and bad teams and expansion teams and championship teams, so I know what I'm talking about here when I say that this Cavs team, right now, is as bad as any of them.
It has nothing to do with talent. It has to do with attitude, and these Cavs are feeling sorry for themselves. Hey, it's too bad that LeBron James left and didn't take all of you to South Beach, but the people of Cleveland who remain deserve a better effort than you have been putting out. They got a pretty raw deal, too, you know.
This is absolutely pathetic. Byron Scott is right when he says it's got nothing to do with Xs and Os. Antawn Jamison is right when he says nothing has changed in the team's offensive or defensive schemes and that guys have to look themselves in the mirror.
The worst part is that Scott said things actually could get worse. He said he wasn't sure if guys had had enough yet. Well, I can tell you from the emails and comments posted on the Plain Dealer stories and blogs, that fans have had enough.
It's time to put up, shut up and man up.
"In his heart of hearts, he knows that he'll never play for a city like this ever again," Gibson said. "The loyalty they showed, the love they showed. He knows that. He may not say that. I know it."
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a high-powered Midwestern law firm to investigate their suspicions that the Miami Heat broke NBA tampering rules while pursuing LeBron James(notes), and owner Dan Gilbert has privately vowed he won’t relent until he has a thick binder of findings to drop on the desk of the NBA commissioner, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
"My advice to LeBron is to take the high road and act professional," said Belle. "I hope the fans do the same. I don't want them to embarrass themselves on TV. I'd like to see everybody hug and kiss before the game and then the fans can boo the heck out of LeBron during the game."