Links To The Present: April 15, 2011

April 15th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“The Cavaliers allow me to stay attached to my home while attending school on the other side of the country. I woke up in the morning and proudly put on my Cavaliers sweatshirt. Being a fan allows you to become part of a family, something that is much bigger than yourself.” [Conrad Kaczmarek]

“The Cavs have 13 players under contract for next season — everybody who finished the season with the team, except Anthony Parker and Alonzo Gee. They have four draft choices — two firsts and two seconds — plus a $14.5 million trade exception, so there will be changes.” [Mary Schmitt Boyer]

“The idea of veteran Baron Davis and Irving in the backcourt makes it worth waiting for next season.” [Terry Pluto]

“I had a moment where I wanted to kill everybody on the team,┬ábut not necessarily, ‘What did I get myself into?’ Just more of, ‘What am I going to have to do to get these guys to understand?'” [Byron Scott on his first season with the Cavs]

And Derrick Williams has officially declared.

On The Twitters

“Again, I still have trouble believing Barnes won’t come out. Maybe Dan Gilbert should write him a letter. We will see…” [Zac Jackson]

“Sources say Wolves, Cavs, Raptors, Jazz and Kings would all take Kyrie Irving 1. Wizards, Pistons & Bucks – Barnes or Derrick Williams” [Chad Ford]

“Via @chadfordinsider #Cavs options with 2nd lottery pick are Walker & Knight with Fredette not out of the running provided Irving isnt there” [Michael A. Young]