Cavs trim roster to 15

It appears final roster decisions have been made.  Donald Sloan and Jeremy Pargo make the cut.   Micheal Eric and Kevin Jones get the proverbial guillotine. This makes sense, considering Pargo has a guaranteed contract and Sloan performed most adequately of the four players during the pre-season.  I hope Sloan starts the season as the twelfth man, with Pargo in Canton.  Byron Scott may disagree.  I cannot be sure though; he has not called me to discuss yet.

It is possible that I have not posted a picture of Donald Sloan before. Well #15, it's your big day
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Kj
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Kj
2012-10-28 9:34 am EDT

I actually think this is a bold, outside-the-box move by Presti and I applaud him for it. Hey, ya can’t complain about the players dictating the moves in the NBA and then not get behind this kind of proactive move, IMO. They offered him a huge deal, he turned it down, and they got a borderline all-star (at his best) who CLEARLY needed a change of scenery, a top SG prospect in Lamb and draft picks in trade. All while not going into the luxury tax. This is a small-market team realizing they can make themselves relevant for more than a few years. I have not been one to over-praise Presti as so many do but I really like this move. It sends multiple messages to the league and all of them good, to boot. I’m telling ya, once these new salary cap rules come into being this is gonna be a very different league. This is the first sign of that…

JAG
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JAG
2012-10-28 9:05 am EDT

Martin was probably the short term piece that OKC had to have to make this trade. No one on the Cavs outside of Irving would’ve offered any scoring replacement value for Harden. The trade with Houston keeps OKC a contender for this year while giving them a chance to become even better down the road.

Rick in Boise
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Rick in Boise
2012-10-28 7:32 am EDT

Kevin – even assuming that the Thunder wanted to act TODAY, we could have been competitive with our pile o’ picks alone?

Would have been nice to sneak in at least as the 3rd team (many on here loved Lamb)

I wonder if there is the proverbial “more to the story”….

Nathan
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Nathan
2012-10-28 7:16 am EDT

Waiters was a fourth pick…it is extremely unlikely that they Cavs will pick that high again this year. I’m not sure how including him in any deal unless we absolutely have to would make any sense.

J Hill
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J Hill
2012-10-28 4:18 am EDT

But Kevin why even bother keeping Waiters? Anderson Varejao if healthy is a much better option than perkins. Include waiters instead of this years pick.

Rick in Boise
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Rick in Boise
2012-10-27 11:15 pm EDT

Holy crap! James Harden to Rockets in big swap:

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8562868/oklahoma-city-thunder-trade-james-harden-houston-rockets

Primarily Rockets give up Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, 2 #1’s. Hollinger asks: Better than what Magic got for Dwight?

Could the Cavs have come close?

James
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James
2012-10-27 10:35 pm EDT

Keeping Harangody was also terrible…. Absolutely terrible.

Nathan
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Nathan
2012-10-27 8:13 pm EDT

I usually try to be supportive of the Cavs’ decisions, but keeping Pargo…terrible. Absolutely terrible.

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