February 12, 2011
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I haven't been around, I know.
It isn't that I haven't been watching. It isn't that I haven't cared.
It's been too hard, for some time, to write.
I do have plenty to share, but let me stick to two main ideas...
1) In Gilbert I Trust
Remember that tweet by Danny? Remember the letter? Dude is being smart.
Can't win in the NBA without a superstar. Can't get a superstar (usually) without drafting him.
Smart. Smart. Smart.
What we have is a pissed off billionaire who has succeeded in everything he has done in life AND has committed about a billion dollars to Cleveland just for a casino alone.
To paraphrase last seasons motto, Dan Gilbert is all in on Cleveland.
The man is the anti-Dolan. He recognizes the value of spending money and spending it smartly. He is also comfortably in his 40s. He can run this franchise with his deep pockets and philosophy for 30+ years.
Bet against Dan Gilbert bringing a NBA Championship to Cleveland at your own risk
2) The Cavs Have Talent, and a lot of it is young...
Varajao is the kind of player who is best on a winning team. At the same time he has committed himself to this city and this franchise. A winning team is coming for him.
Mo Williams wears his heart on his sl.. face. Man is all emotion. He has pride and he seems to live this place. He is 28 and has a good contract for his skill level. Even if his skills slip, dude can shoot. Once a shooter, always a shooter.
JJ Hickson is benefiting more than any player from Byron Scott. Byron challenged JJ. JJ responded. Big time.
JJ may be the 2nd coming of Carlos Boozer, except less of a jumper, better athlete, and less of a DBag.
There's three pieces. Throw in Boobie, Manny Harris, and Eyenga and you have a nice core moving forward.
Just need that superstar.
Cavs should have very high picks in this draft and the next. Stay tuned. This franchise will be a title contender again, much sooner than you think.
Bonus Note: Antawn Jamison has been the perfect professional and has played extremely well. Find a team to send Jamio to for a late first round pick. It's the right thing to do by Antawn and the right thing for the Cavs. The man deserves another title run. Make the move.
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