Just another Doom and Gloom thread by Phantom. I guess our new team played to well in the preseason that we have to look for other things to worry about.
Right... so I'm really the Dan Shaugnessy around here, huh?
I tend to be more optimistic around here but also realistic as well. Didn't realize I made a ton of doom and gloom threads on here though lol.
I don't notice you being particularly doom and gloom. This thread seems particularly bizarre though because Cleveland has one of the least tradeable rosters in the NBA. Lebron and IT are completely untradable. They have no young prospects and one probable lottery pick. The New York Knicks would be a bigger threat. Really don't get this thread.
The Knicks could be another threat, I agree, but what can they offer besides draft picks while trying to keep Porzingis?
Also, CLE can offer Love as salary, the Nets Pick, some 2021 first rounder (likely post-Lebron so could be valuable pick) a nice piece like Crowder and maybe a nice young piece like Zizic? Not a horrible package and could be enticing if BKN pick lands Top-3. They may also be able to take back a bad contract from Pelicans and offer a Shumpert I believe (which could entice NOP to deal with CLE also).
Why would anyone want to play for CLE once LeBron bolts? if he has any sense he would not go there. It is not a basketball town unless they are winning. It is pretending that they are basketball town but once they stink again it won't be.
Thank god for your common sense.
I think if CLE acquires Davis, it would mean Lebron stays for good in CLE.
Might mean a weaker bench/depth but Lebron would be foolish to leave the situation still in CLE IF AD is coming.