I think Love was exceedingly patient. I suspect there is more than one big man in the NBA who would've settled that mess in the locker room a couple months in. Can we stop pretending that big men need to be fed is some type of next level MENSA concept please.JonFromVA wrote:jbk1234 wrote:My response to that is that well run organizations don't sign good big men to those types of contracts and then destroy their trade value by force feeding selfish young guards a ton of starting minutes. The inability or unwillingness to correct that situation was borderline inexplicable. It's not like there's another good big man who would've tolerated that.JonFromVA wrote:
While I agree, he checked out at times last season and we're not going to miss that, nor his injuries, or the frailty of his back. So, yes, he will look a lot better on a contender (for as long as he can stay healthy) but we wouldn't see that unless we became one.
So, yeah, I think there's a good argument to flush all the veterans who saw our rebuild as a joke until they were told they couldn't be traded unless they raised their trade value on the floor.
Keep Nance, he never cheated us, but Love, Drummond, and Tristan are easily expendable if we insist that our vets actually lead.
Make way for Dean Wade, Marques Bolden, Jordan Bell, whoever we draft, and whatever scraps we get in trade.
Sounds like a recipe for another lottery pick, which apparently is not the goal of the organization, though.
Well, not to state the obvious, but 4 coaches in 2 years is a pretty good indicator of how well the Cavs organization is run.
All we've ever done is wreck the trade value of our players, even when our focus was supposed to be raising their value to trade them.
So, whatever. If Kevin can't be patient, help teach, and lead by example; he can make room for someone who will at least be motivated to play hard.
What's the alternative? Flush our young players for mediocre vets and see if we can sneak in to the 8th seed?
No thanks, I'd rather keep shoveling **** on our young mushrooms in the dark and hope something useful eventually grows out of it.
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