Graham to Cleveland? This Definitely Makes Them Contenders
Old 07-17-2009, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oh this is priceless, to the point where I had to write on it. BREAKING NEWS: The Cavaliers are looking at signing Joey Graham as only a ‘complementary piece’ at forward. Danny Ferry let me save you some time. Graham is not a star; he’s not even a second or third tier player. Joey Graham has been a complementary player his entire career and until the second half of last season had actually not displayed any type of reasonable talent to sustain an NBA career as a complementary player.

Joey Graham is not a bad person and he’s not even a bad player, however I’ve had the pleasure of watching him look and act completely lost for the past three years in Toronto. Have you ever seen a deer in the headlights? That’s Joey when you attempt to explain he has to go to the basket to be effective. Please Danny if you do sign him make sure you have realistic expectations: don’t expect him to be consistent or understand the nuances of the game you are paying him to play. However if you want a couple of soft rebounds, one dunk, and a bunch of other sequences that make you wonder, Joey is your man.

I can’t possibly understand why this type of ‘depth’ signing would be a boon, or positive addition to a Cavaliers squad that has underachieved for the most part (Lebron being the exception of course) nor can I quite figure out why the Cavs wouldn’t have made a more prudent signing like Ime Udoka, Rodney Carney, heck even Gerald Green would make more sense from a talent standpoint. (They are also likely a lot more cheaper to sign).

My conclusion: In Cleveland’s haste to build around Lebron and show him how serious they are they are they haven’t invested in the right player to play with him. As long as there is Lebron then the Cavaliers will forever be Lebron’s team. Everyone’s purpose is to compliment him, not dominate. While I am not an advocate of a player being able to dictate whom his team should sign or trade for in the off-season (Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade I am looking at both of you)Lebron has this type of power in Cleveland. Clearly Lebron needs three things in a teammate: Shooters, Rebounders, and unselfish mentality. (This is why Varejo has been re-signed for a ridiculous amount to money he can do two out of three). Joey Graham isn’t two of these things and can barely do one; Danny Ferry you should be looking for players that can play with Lebron and make a contribution I’m sorry Joey Graham does not make the grade.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Raptors' last year success didn't go unnoticed. Cleveland is trying everything to make Toronto weaker and make themselves stronger in the process.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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who would win in fight, Joey Graham or Lebron.

Joey is a bit more compact, but Lebron has quicker reflexes and would get more jabs in. The King would "reign."
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SO without Joey they aren't contendors and with him they are? Makes no sense
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'n pretty sure part of last season wasn't the only time he's shown that he could be a complementary player.

The problem is he's a Ferrari Testarossa on the exterior, but all Renault Alliance on the inside.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It will great to be at the first Cavs game at the ACC to cheer for AP and Joey and boooo the King.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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lol cleveland, i hate most of their team.... how does joey graham make them contenders, in fact how does any player on their team cept lebron and maybe shaq make them contenders, i don't like mo willliams that much either, love sippin on that haterade
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I'n pretty sure part of last season wasn't the only time he's shown that he could be a complementary player.

The problem is he's a Ferrari Testarossa on the exterior, but all Renault Alliance on the inside.
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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lol cleveland, i hate most of their team.... how does joey graham make them contenders, in fact how does any player on their team cept lebron and maybe shaq make them contenders, i don't like mo willliams that much either, love sippin on that haterade
I like their guards (Delonte too). Imo they should have replaced Varejao with a scoring PF (or added one at least).
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I like their guards (Delonte too). Imo they should have replaced Varejao with a scoring PF (or added one at least).
Shhh ... let them sign Joey, they will figure it out.
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It will great to be at the first Cavs game at the ACC to cheer for AP and Joey and boooo the King.
i agree except i still can't cheer for joey
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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because we all secretly realize Joey is "the missing piece"

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who would win in fight, Joey Graham or Lebron.

Joey is a bit more compact, but Lebron has quicker reflexes and would get more jabs in. The King would "reign."


Joey would apologize for bruising Lebron's knuckles.
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Joey will outshine Lebron.
And put up 28 ppgs.
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Joey will outshine Lebron.
And put up 28 ppgs.
if i was joey , after reading these comments i will work for dead and do what u said
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