Originally Posted by Ammo
Wait a minute. Just before Colangelo made the pick, he was on the phone with someone and said, "Are you serious about this? If I don't get my guy (in the draft) I'll call you right back." JV was his guy, so he made the pick. No way was JV going to end up in Detroit. So I don't know why they think JV ends up in Detroit after the trade. He was the target.
I think they're suggesting if they had just gone ahead and done the deal anticipating Cleveland wasn't going to botch the pick.