By: Alex Sommerfield
The Warriors have been the gold standard of the NBA for the past few years.
Teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken over the top spot for a time being, but that probably wouldn’t have happened if Draymond Green doesn’t get suspended for game 5 last year.
With the Cavs second loss in the past three Finals they have been rumored to have interest in adding Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
The Cavs would receive Wade in this trade because the new look Bulls are backed up with young talent in the back count and Wade’s old body is in the way of their growth.
The Cavs are all in for another Finals run. These trades could cost them in the long run but another title for The Land would be priceless.
The players that the Cavs would be acquiring are somewhat getting up there in age so the window for this group of talented players they would be bringing in is pretty small. The funny thing would be if they have this new group of players come in, they don’t win a ring and then they ship those players out to bring in a new talented group.
Another funny thing is that LeBron and George could end up in LA together if this whole thing doesn’t work out.
The Cavs would probably have to give up the few picks they have left as well.
If you’re thinking that the Bulls, Pacers or Knicks wouldn’t take this trade just hear me out on this one really quick.
The Pacers get an experienced point guard to distribute to their young athletic bigs with Rondo. Then they get JR Smith as well, minutes were going to tough to come by for him in Cleveland with everything they are acquiring in this trade, the Cavs needed to dump some cash as well, and he gives Indiana some instant scoring in their backcourt since Rondo can’t shoot. We all know George is leaving in a year anyway so the Pacers might as well get something for him, they certainly get some picks in this trade as well.
The Knickerbockers receive Iman Shumpert and the electrifying Kay felder, who is more than just a throw in in this trade. Both will be able to shine more in the Big Apple then they could have in The Land as Shump returns to New York. The Knicks will also take about just about anybody as their team is just a mess. Phil Jackson wanted Melo out of there, Phil is gone now but the Knicks haven’t ruled out a Carmelo Trade. The Knicks might get a pick as well in this trade.
The Bulls clear out their veterans from their new youthful backcourt. They acquire someone to mentor the guy from Finland, Lauri Markkanen. Kevin Love will bolster their rebounding too. Lance Thomas bring some experience to the SF sport vacated by Jimmy Butler. Thomas will possibly be a mentor to the Draymond Green comparison, Denzel Valentine only because he went to Michigan State and is undersize for that spot. The Bulls can have a draft pick in this trade too why not, the Cavs are all in now not for the future they don’t need draft picks.
Ah yes now to the Cavs, they have some more playmakers like LeBron wanted. They have more mature players now but less rebounding. Chemistry with all these big names will take some time just like in Miami, but that will all be smoothed out by the time The Finals roll around. The Cavs take on a lot of cash in this trade so they should be prepared to fork all that out for another run to The Finals.
It was considered adding a rim protector to the Cavs in this trade but they have 7’3” Edy Tavares on the roster plus a decent chance of resigning Andrew Bougut.
Would this trade happen if the Cavs had Andrew Wiggins instead of K-Love?
And why do these teams want to help the Cavs anyway?
Either way new GM of the Cavs Chauncey Billups just pulled off a big blockbuster deal that should bring us round four of a Cavaliers vs. Warriors Finals.