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By George M. Thomas – Beacon Journal staff writer
CLEVELAND: Trade season in the NBA is akin to trying to sift out plot
points in a soap opera. The rumors and innuendoes fly from every
direction, most fueled by rampant speculation and fan desire.
In the past couple of seasons, the Cavaliers have been a curiosity in
the process. They went from a blockbuster trade two years ago —
acquiring Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West — to not
making a move last season.
Most outside of the organization believe the Cavs are desperate to make
any kind of move before the Feb. 18 trade deadline to ensure LeBron
James doesn’t leave as a free agent after the season. History shows,
though, that General Manager Danny Ferry will ultimately make a
decision that’s in the best interest of the franchise.
Ron Artest is always good for a laugh, even the night after the Lakers
lost to the Cavs for the second time this season. But in this case, he
has a point.
Asked before the Lakers played the Knicks Friday night if the Cavs
would be a playoff team without LeBron, Artest didn’t hesitate.
CLEVELAND: Nothing extraordinary transpired at Quicken Loans Arena
Wednesday night. An outmanned rival showed up to be pounded into
submission by the Cavaliers 121-98.
I know that has not always been the case this season, when the home
team so often has played down to the level of its opponent. But on this
occasion, the Cavs toyed with the Washington Wizards, who were without
Gilbert ”Doc Holiday” Arenas, whose indefinite suspension for
bringing a firearm (or two or three) into an NBA venue began hours
before the game.
BY Frank Isola
Larry Hughes understands that the chances of him returning to the Knicks next season are slim to none. Unfortunately, the same may be true of one Hughes’ best friends as well.
The Cavaliers are just days away from opening training camp but may not be done with their roster.
Brian Windhorst/Plain Dealer Reporter
According to an NBA source, the Cavaliers have pulled a bit of a surprise by tendering an offer sheet to Miami Heat restricted free agent Jamario Moon. The Heat would have seven days to match starting Monday, when they are expected to receive the paperwork.
Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer
The Cavaliers have a lot of options in free agency, but one of their first calls was somewhat surprising.
Cleveland.com is reporting that Anderson Varejao will be opting out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent.
Espn.com is reporting that Ben Wallace may be thinking about retirement.