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Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by RyansTitans, Jun 4, 2007.
Bryant to Chicago.
All good players are rumored to come to Chicago.
Sports Center. They said its going to happen but they dont know when.
And yes Gunny Kobe to the Bulls was also mentioned. But thats if Kobe seriously wants out.
Who would you give up for him tho?
Deng and Duhon?
Heres a huge list of all Cavs rumors and news.
According to team sources, General Manager Danny Ferry has permission from ownership to exceed the luxury-tax threshold for the first time in team history. Ferry has made it clear behind the scenes, however, that he does not want to hamstring himself with unmovable contracts. In other words, Varejao is not untouchable, and the winds suggest the Cavs would let him walk rather than match a deal they consider unreasonable.
Nonetheless, several teams figure to be interested in bidding on Varejao. According to league sources, one of them is expected to be the Houston Rockets, who are looking to get more athletic and are overhauling their power forward spot.
Sasha Pavlovic is in the same boat as Varejao, restricted, but there seems to be a greater likelihood the Cavs will keep him. It is doubtful he would get an offer above the midlevel exception from a team with cap space. Plus, the Cavs probably will put out the word they intend to match offers, which may scare away competition. Pavlovic's market was hurt this week when the Toronto Raptors traded for Carlos Delfino. Toronto was a team believed to be interested in Pavlovic.
• There seems to be some belief out there that the Cavs and Sacramento Kings will re-start talks over point guard Mike Bibby, but in reality the time might have passed. The Kings wanted some expiring contracts in the deal; that was a large component of the original talks. With the season over, the Cavs no longer have the same assets to offer. Never say never, but don't assume it's much of an option.
• According to league insiders, the Cavs started trade talks over the weekend after staying quiet during the playoffs. Expect other rumors to be generated heading into the draft.
• The Cavs are one of the dozen or so teams to express interested in Greek guard Theo Papaloukas. The 6-foot-7 point guard has become a star for CSKA Moscow and was the main cog in the Greeks' victory over Team USA in last summer's FIBA World Championships. In addition, the Cavs are the type of team that interests Papaloukas because they need a point guard and are title contenders. As much of a playmaker and competitor as he is, however, Papaloukas is not a great shooter. The Cavs need shooters, and the reason they pursued European products Sarunas Jasikevicius and Anthony Parker over the last two summers is because those two can shoot. Said one NBA international scout about Papaloukas: ``He's a great European player.'' Key word in that assessment: European.
• In a related note, according to a source, Jasikevicius has made some back-channel overtures that he'd love to play for the Cavs next season after passing them up two years ago. He can become a free agent by opting out of his contract, worth $4 million, but he may not want to do it because he may not get the same $4 million in free agency. He also reportedly is considering leaving the Golden State Warriors, where he doesn't play much after being traded from the Indiana Pacers, and going back to Europe.
Both Ira Newble and Damon Jones have asked management to be traded, although it's not really a demand. Jones can still shoot, but coach Mike Brown doesn't seem to trust him on defense, and that might never change. Plus, Daniel Gibson and Shannon Brown probably will play in front of him next season. Although Newble, who hasn't played much in the past two years, might not seem like an asset, he is. He has an expiring contract next season, and that has value. So does David Wesley, who has a $2 million deal with only $250,000 guaranteed. So, for example, the Cavs could move Newble, Wesley and Jones in the same deal, throw cash in and still pick up a player (or players) making as much as $11.1 million while greatly reducing the other team's salary-cap commitments.
• The Cavs will hold several workouts for draft prospects over the next week. Among the players expected to work out are Ohio State product Ron Lewis and Maryland guard D.J. Strawberry. Also, some draft Web sites have linked the Cavs to Mohamed Abukar, a big man out of San Diego State. At the moment, nothing indicates the Cavs are hot enough after any prospect to trade or buy into the draft. To recap, their first-round pick belongs to Phoenix (via Boston for Jiri Welsch), and the second-rounder belongs to Orlando (for Varejao and Gooden).
HELL to the yeah RON LEWIS AND DJ STRAWBERRY.
It's gonna take more than that man.
First off the Cavs need to hand Mike Brown the pink slip as he is single handley ruining LBJ's career.
Q F T !
who is Ron Lewis??? and DJ Strawberry isnt good at all either.....
Chicago holds the upper hand in such a trade. Kobe does not want to be traded to a team who will give all their players for him. It will just be the same situation as it was in the Lakers.
Deng is untouchable.
Gordon, Nocioni, PJ Brown and the 9th.
I know theres probably no way but is there even a slight chance that Cleveland may take a look at possibly trying to get Bryant?
I mean we got some problems with some players and the cap we could trade them Gooden , Varejao and Hughes.. maybe a pick too.
It is probably feasible in a dream scenario but highly unlikely in reality.