Cleveland Cavaliers Weekly: Some Offseason Thoughts
June 15, 2012 By Nick Broulis
Welcome to the Cleveland Sports Report and back for the latest "Cleveland Cavaliers Weekly" as we continue to talk Cavaliers baksetball. So the latest rumor had Cleveland offer the Hornets every pick they have in this year's draft for the #1 overall pick and obviously the rights to Anthony Davis. Needless to say they turned it down rather quickly.
Now coming further along I have sat back and watched the NBA playoffs and yes of course im rooting for every team that plays Miami. To be honest this feeling I have for wanting to see the Heat fail isn't so much about James anymore but I'm the type of person that doesn't like people who are too cocky or arrogent either. The way they celebrating on stage before even playing a game then having James state that they felt they could win not 1, 2,3, 4 and so on titles really rubbed me the wrong way.
So that got me to thinking. Cleveland still will not be a legit title this coming season and most likely will still need work following next season. Meanwhile you have Miami making their Second straight finals trip. Say we get lucky and the Thundaliers as I'm calling them pull off the 4 wins needed to win the ring and Miami goes down for a Second year in a row, that would give us yet another season to rebuild.
The funny thing to me is how crazy would it be if when Lebron can opt out of his contract sooner rather then later and decide to bring his talents back to Cleveland because he see's us as a possible place to win a ring. NO THANK YOU! Not after you left us the way you did. Go play for a loser to you feel our pain.
I'm really looking forward already to the draft and the upcoming season. I'm excited about what we can accomplish next year and I expect us to win 30 or 35 games next year.
Regardless of who we take in the draft it will be interesting to see how much better Irving is next season. He now has 1 year under his belt and for me I just want to see him stay healthy and play every game. He will naturally improve season by season but he must stay healthy.
Byron Scott will be looking for signs of progression as well with most of the players that come back having a year under his system as well. I said it went they first hired him and especially after his first season that he is the best coach they've had in sometime. That does include Mike Brown.
My final thought is this. For those of you that are fans of Anderson Jarejao and Daniel Gibson, don't be surprised if they are traded at some point this upcoming season. If Gibson stays healthy but can't improve upon his shooting look for Cleveland to move him and Varejao is a highly valuable player for some serious contenders out there.