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Now what, Cavaliers?

Jul 9, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for CAVALIERS_LOGO.pngCome early November, there will be NBA games at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Nobody in Cleveland wants to think about it today, but it will happen. And  can wonder what the Cleveland Cavalier roster will look like for Byron Scott. Who now has a very different job than the one he hoped for.

Mo Williams and DeLonte West are at the point. Antawn Jamison and Anderson Varejao at the forward. There is the promising JJ Hickson. Also Jamario Moon, Anthony Parker and Sebastian Telfair. And they have $9 million in cap space (once they renounce LeBron, which they will be all to happy to do), according to Brian Windhorst.

They are a team primed to make a few trades and start rebuilding the roster. But the question becomes who orchestrates those moves? General manager Danny Ferry was let go.

What is the vision for the team? In Byron Scott’s other two coaching stops he had some of the premiere point guards in the game — Jason Kidd and Chris Paul. The smart bet would be them moving in that direction.

But look for some roster moves. Once the mourning period ends, the rebuilding needs to start.

  1. Jay - Jul 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    I believe the best thing to do is stand pat and wait until next year’s crop of free agents to make a splash. Maybe then, a trade for Chris Paul or an attempt to sign Deron Williams/Tony Parker would be a great start.

  2. Crash - Jul 9, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    Mo Williams, Delonte West? Yeah great job Dan Gilbert/Danny Ferry! Greedy fools! It has to be about greed why else would Gilbert try to re-sign him after calling him a quiter during the Boston series? Greed plain and simple! Gilbert is just another rich cry baby who didn’t get his way! Freakin love it! Don’t forget the fans and the sports writers crowned LBJ the king the next Michael Jordan not LBJ himself so stop trying to compare him to who you think he should be! Pathetic.

  3. jerry - Jul 9, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    His mother glossed him that and started giving him “KING” gear when he was 16, dumbass.

  4. tom Da Bomb - Jul 9, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Lebron did absolutely nothing wrong, any attempt to make him out to be an awful person for leaving cleveland is just a selfish ploy by a tear-soaked Cavs fan. The Cavs didn’t even have fans before Lebron…more than half of their fans couldn’t name a player that donned a Cavs uniform before the time of LBJ. The Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland were relevant for a few years due in part to 1 single man, they should forever thank Lebron James for jumpstarting a fledgeling franchise and bringing a spirit that city had never seen before. Don’t you think it was hard for Lebron to leave his home for new lands? Respect the man’s decision and stop crying that you won’t be able to watch him keep an awful franchise afloat single handedly. He EASSSSILY could have stayed home and took the money…the man wants to win so how couldn’t you respect that?

  5. Zack - Jul 10, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    He did NOTHING wrong? Really?
    He couldn’t call or meet the owner himself to tell him he wasn’t going to return? He had to have one of his “associates” do it for him.
    “He EASSSSILY could have stayed home and took the money…the man wants to win so how couldn’t you respect that?”
    Uh, it’s a sign and trade for 6 years at atleast 15 per. Dude took the money.

  6. KWC - Jul 10, 2010 at 1:44 AM

    Good on Zack and Jerry. That entire self-annointed “King” and “The Chosen One” is vacuous. I’ll take Kevin Durant any day for MVP.

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