Harper4Ferry? wrote:Stillwater wrote:Harper4Ferry? wrote:
If we could get Ingram(and even if we had to take back Adams?) for Sexton and Love I'm driving everyone to the airport to make it happen.
Id rather keep Sexton and send Love home on paid leave than bring a pot head into CLE and have the ownership group decide he was a bad image and trade him for a typewriter to Houston
Bad decisions from Cleveland management go all the way back(and way further) to trading Ron Harper for Danny Ferry because Harper had sketchy friends. I seem to remember Darius Miles having his house/apartment searched and the next week he was traded for Jeff McInnis.
I wouldn't had categorized trading Miles for JMac as a bad deal at the time, even though he didn't last. It let us move LeBron to SF, made us competitive, and while Miles eventually turned in to a useful player, that didn't last either.
I suppose if I ever felt invested in Miles as a player, I'd feel differently trading a top draft pick with "unlimited potential" for a journeyman PG; but he was a hot mess in Cleveland and one of our tank commanders. All we had to do was add a couple of crappy vets to our starting lineup in JMac and Eric Williams with a couple more crappy vets in Battie and Newble shoring up the bench and the Cavs started winning.
If everything else was right with Miles and he somehow avoided injuries, he was at the very least a story in patience with high upside 19 year old prospects; because he didn't start to putting it together on the floor until he was 23 and on his 3rd team. Plus how essential it is to get those prospects to the point they can contribute to winning.
We didn't have time for that sort of patience once the LeBron clock started ticking, albeit the alternate universe where we developed a young roster around James would have been interesting to see play out. I bet a big reason we drafted Luke Jackson was because he played 4 years at Oregon passing on some high upside HS players like Sebastian Telfair, Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, and JR Smith.