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Cleveland will not do a sign-and-trade to send LeBron away. Duh.

Jun 29, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for CAVALIERS_LOGO.pngIf you have LeBron James, you do nothing to help him leave. Nothing. Under any circumstances. Even if it means more long-term pain.

Do a sign-and-trade and the fan base will never forgive you.

Cleveland’s front office knew that, but a report by Ric Bucher at ESPN confirmed it from his sources — the Cavaliers will not do a sign-and-trade to help LeBron go to another franchise. It may mean a longer rebuilding process, but so be it.

This is not really news or a big deal — Chicago, Miami, New York, New Jersey, the Clippers all knew this and that is why they cleared out cap space.

Who it does leave out of the running are the interested teams over the cap. Primarily the Dallas Mavericks. Mark Cuban may want to plan but Cleveland has to play along for him to work. Houston also would be out of the running, although they are said to be more interested in Chris Bosh (and Toronto will do a sign-and-trade.

  1. travis - Jun 29, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Reporting this is like reporting that the earth is round…whoever first said this is a tard

  2. chris Joseph - Jul 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM

    Once Lebron rules out clevland as a destination Cavs would be foolish not to do a sign and trade! They wont help him leave if he is not staying so why not send him to say the Lakers for bynum and odom or artest and get something dont just let him walk away and say “at least we didnt help him leave” u also destroyed your team! With out Lebron the Cavs are below average team. Hence Lebron has won 2 mvps in a row!

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