Dan Gilbert Is Preparing For The Inevitable!
Now that the NBA Trade Deadline news has died down, let’s take a look at some of the biggest news to come out of February 8th.
The most noticeable one is the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers roster, that basically got dismantled and rebuilt within a 90 minute span.
On February 8th, the Cavs got;
- Rodney Hood
- Jordan Clarkson
- George Hill
- Larry Nance
And they gave up;
- Isaiah Thomas
- Derrick Rose
- Jae Crowder
- Dwyane Wade
- Iman Shumpert
- Channing Frye
But during the trade deadline, all I could see on my Twitter newsfeed was fans making jokes about Lebron leaving at seasons end cause of these trades.
Guess what folks, he’s GONE! Era 2.0 of Lebron in “The Land” is about to end once this season is over, and he’s going to head out west to join the Lakers. I do NOT see him staying past this season and in my opinion, neither does Dan Gilbert and co.
Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is just preparing for the inevitable departure of Lebron James. He’s selling what he has for some younger talent, and he’s just going to let Lebron run out his contract until it’s over. Then, once he’s gone, the rebuild will commence.
For one, look at the players that they got. Clarkson and Nance, for instance, were two pivotal pieces in the Lakers youth movement. Clarkson is a talented guard that can play PG and SG, while Nance gives you a presence in the paint that still has some room to grow.
Then you have Rodney Hood. Personally, I am a big fan of Rodney Hood. Since the year he was drafted, I was hoping my Chicago Bulls would find a way to get him on the squad.
But they didn’t…….since they are the DAMN BULLS.
But I digress.
Rodney Hood is a great young scorer, who has been pretty consistent from 3 this season; (.389). With him and Clarkson on the floor developing at the same time, the Cavs quite possibly could have one of the best backcourts in the league very soon.
Then you have George Hill, who quite honestly is one of the most consistent vets in the league in my opinion. He might not outscore the rest of his team, but he’s always there and he can help guys like Hood and Clarkson develop while he’s in Cleveland.
But in the end, Dan Gilbert is preparing for the inevitable. He’s been through this before when Lebron left for Miami, and he wants to be as ready as possible for when that time comes.
But what are your thoughts on the Cavs future? Do you think these trades were good or bad for the future of the team? Let us know in the comments below, or on one of Weekly Sports World’s various social media pages;
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