Are the Cavaliers really this desperate? Here is the trade details between Denver and Cleveland:
2 pix going to Denver, one is from Memphis (acquired in 2013) and the other recently acquired from OKC. However, there are protections on the OKC pick- a top 18 in 2015, top 15 for 2016 and 2017, and then converts to two second round picks after that. The protections on the Memphis pick are 1-5 and 15-30 in 2015 and 2016, then top 5 in 2017 and 2018, and unprotected in 2019.
That all seems like calculus and aint no body got time for that. On the surface it seems like a brilliant deal for Denver – you get 2 new-potential-hot-girlfriends for velvet sweatsuit. The reality looks more like this: Cleveland gets some needed depth in the front-court, a decent big man that is averaging 8.5pts, 7.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks in 35 starts so far. Maybe since he played for coach Dave Blatt before, Kyrie Irving will have someone else to listen too besides Kevin Love, to pass the damn ball. For the Nuggets, you can bet they’ll use those picks to draft two boxes of rox, so the trade ends up being a wash in the end.
Worst PSA ever…
Tomorrow I’ll post about the upcoming playoffs and potential FanDuel lineups, as well as working on the National Championship game. In the meantime here is something stupid to look at.