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#1 Jakob

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/497371259916005376

 

fuging Cleveland creating a monopoly.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

"Kevin Love Has "Firm Agreement" He'll Sign a 5-year, $120 Million Deal with Cavaliers"

 

You've got to believe this means Lebron will be in the same situation in two years where he has no bench because all the money is tied up in the big three.



#3 Niner National

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:45 AM

I think it is a mistake personally, but I guess Cleveland wants to to contend for a title immediately after all the losing they have done since Lebron left.

 

I think they would have been title contenders in a couple years without Love anyway.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

"Kevin Love Has "Firm Agreement" He'll Sign a 5-year, $120 Million Deal with Cavaliers"

You've got to believe this means Lebron will be in the same situation in two years where he has no bench because all the money is tied up in the big three.


One of the biggest reasons I am waiting for this to flop. Say what you want about the collusion of 2010, but Riley saw that coming and made moves years in advance to put the Heat in that position.

The Cavs did nothing to help LeBron the first time and took him for granted, won the lottery and proceeded to not get close to the playoffs despite their lottery luck with every free agency move and trade backfiring.

What do they get for all their incompetence? Heat part 2.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:56 AM

I think it is a mistake personally, but I guess Cleveland wants to to contend for a title immediately after all the losing they have done since Lebron left.

I think they would have been title contenders in a couple years without Love anyway.


I was firmly in this camp but then the Pacers offseason happened. Once you've maxed out your cap flexibility you've got a limited window to make something happen and you can't just count on everything staying the same year to year.The Pacers are now going to waste a season with most of that core set to come off the books soon.

Cleveland is striking while the iron is hot and with the East in a huge state of flux I can't blame them.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:57 AM

I think it is a mistake personally, but I guess Cleveland wants to to contend for a title immediately after all the losing they have done since Lebron left.

 

I think they would have been title contenders in a couple years without Love anyway.

 

LeBron is only on a 2 year contract (and the 2nd year is a Player Option)

 

He is in the prime of his career right now you don't bank on Wiggins hopefully turning into Kobe in a couple years- you take K.Love right now- who Right Now is a Top 10 player in the league and keep the BEST player in the league, who just came back to your roster, Happy.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

I can understand why they are doing it, but personally I wouldn't have given up Wiggins.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

I can understand why they are doing it, but personally I wouldn't have given up Wiggins.


I highly doubt flip is moving Love for anything on that roster not named LeBron or Wiggins...

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Great move by the Wolves.  Bennett has potential still and looked good in summer league (yeah I know).   They also get Wiggins would could be the best star in the league.  Better than getting nothing when Love leaves. 

 

Cleveland at least got to keep Waiters.  Love should fit in nice there, since Lebron/others can help hide his bad defense and he can crash boards and score. 

 

I agree that Cleveland has a couple of years of contention.  Then they are the Heat.  So much money will be tied up in those three and they just sent off their future.    But be honest, if Cleveland gets a Heat like team and still makes it deep every year that's still a win for a city that needs a decent team.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:33 AM

CLE got fleeced

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

TWolves are the winner in this trade... You have a future star in Wiggins and guy in Anthony Bennett who was starting to turn the corner and you trade him for a guy that wouldn't even be there after the season. Really I think Cleveland fuged up



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:02 AM

I think Love's a good rebounder and all that....but ultimately I think he's overrated.  



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:04 AM

I think the Cavs just gave up a little too much... I understand Wiggins was gone, but Bennett and a #1? Ugh.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:11 AM

Lol cleveland got robbed. Horrible move.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

Cleveland should have made a splash in FA next year.   That way they keep their young (and more important) cheap players like Wiggins and Bennett on the roster.   They would have probably still got Love or maybe even Aldridge or someone.  Even if they didn't have Love, they'd still probably be favorites to make finals in the East.  They should have had a bit more patience but are probably scared of losing Lebron again.




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