Cavaliers Interested In Trading For LaMarcus Aldridge
Old 04-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have held internal discussions of pursuing a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for LaMarcus Aldridge, according to sources.

The Cavaliers have enough assets in the form of young players and picks to acquire a player of Aldridge's caliber, but the front office is said to value Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters higher than the rest of the NBA.
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that's one of the league's best PFs, it's going to take more than Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have held internal discussions of pursuing a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for LaMarcus Aldridge

Internal discussion....big deal. Does portland even want to trade him? This likely goes nowhere.
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Internal discussion....big deal. Does portland even want to trade him? This likely goes nowhere.
Maybe maybe not. It certainly shows the Cavaliers mindset regarding Tristan/Waiters (though I do agree, the Cavs value them way too much) and where they want to go in the future.

I wonder, if the Cavs could go back, would they take JV?? (really, a rhetorical question). Good call BC......
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LOL Grant and Gilbert are a pair of jokers. I how i loathe that organization and their recent draft "luck"

Thompson + Dion for LA
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Internal discussion....big deal. Does portland even want to trade him? This likely goes nowhere.
there have been rumblings in the past.
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If you can trade for the best PF in the game, and only have to give up Thompson and Waiters, I think you go for it, especially with the roster CLE currently has. If Portland is looking to rebuild, it may be in their best interest to trade Matthews and Aldridge, and build around Lillard and Batum since it'll be difficult filling out their bench currently without assets to trade for bench guys, or cap room(?). They cant go into next year having to play all of their starters 37 MPG again.

In getting Aldridge, they would have arguably the best bigman rotation in the league with Aldridge/Varejao, and Speights/Zeller off of the bench. The best thing about that rotation is they can finally limit Varejaos minutes, which would in turn hopefully help to limit his injuries.

The key for Cleveland then would be filling in the SG/SF spots and obviously their bench, but I think they'd still be in a good position cap wise to do so since the only big contracts they'd have is Aldridge and Varejao. They should then look to go after players like Korver, JR Smith, Shawn Marion, Corey Brewer, Matt Barnes, and Tony Allen.

If CLE could somehow pull off a trade for LA and fill out their roster, they'd have the perfect kind of roster to take down MIA, since MIAs biggest weaknesses are inside, and PG defence. CLE would kill them inside and on the boards, and Irving from the outside.

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They should then look to go after players like Korver, JR Smith, Shawn Marion, Corey Brewer, Matt Barnes, and Tony Allen.
We should also be looking at those players..
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If Portland has even the slightest intention of trading Aldridge, we should go right after him.

Cleveland has better assets than us, but they'd probably be reluctant to move them, especially since taking on a big salary could financially handicap them next offseason, where they'll likely try to sign Lebron, among other big name FA. Plus, aren't Kyrie and Tristan great friends?

If we can attract Portland with Ross and our 2014 Pick, plus flip Bargs to a team interested in him for some solid assets, we could be in the running for the best Power Forward in the NBA.

Maybe this would work:
It would also involve us sending next year's first to Portland and second to the Sixers.

The Sixers get Bargs, a player they were reportedly interested in this summer, in exchange for Moultrie. If they play Young at SF, they could probably look to pair Bargnani with whatever big man they decide to sign this summer. Portland gets a good prospect in Ross, a solid player in Hawes, a cheap young big in Moultrie, and a first rounder in a deep draft. They also save some salary.

This is probably a low ball, but whatever. Maybe we could find more teams willing to take a chance on Bargs.

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If Portland has even the slightest intention of trading Aldridge, we should go right after him.

Cleveland has better assets than us, but they'd probably be reluctant to move them, especially since taking on a big salary could financially handicap them next offseason, where they'll likely try to sign Lebron, among other big name FA. Plus, aren't Kyrie and Tristan great friends?

If we can attract Portland with Ross and our 2014 Pick, plus flip Bargs to a team interested in him for some solid assets, we could be in the running for the best Power Forward in the NBA.

Maybe this would work:
It would also involve us sending next year's first to Portland and second to the Sixers.

The Sixers get Bargs, a player they were reportedly interested in this summer, in exchange for Moultrie. If they play Young at SF, they could probably look to pair Bargnani with whatever big man they decide to sign this summer. Portland gets a good prospect in Ross, a solid player in Hawes, a cheap young big in Moultrie, and a first rounder in a deep draft. They also save some salary.

This is probably a low ball, but whatever. Maybe we could find more teams willing to take a chance on Bargs.

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DD would be the guy to go if we're unwilling to trade JV. Ross isn't enough and we could use Ross' shooting anyways.
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DD would be the guy to go if we're unwilling to trade JV. Ross isn't enough and we could use Ross' shooting anyways.
I don't mind trading DD instead, I just thought they'd be more interested in Ross since he's younger and way cheaper, especially if they want the salary to make a move this offseason.
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DD would be the guy to go if we're unwilling to trade JV. Ross isn't enough and we could use Ross' shooting anyways.
Would you do:


DD/Amir/Kleiza/2014 pick for Aldridge/Mathews


Lowry
Mathews
Gay
Aldridge
Valanciunas


Sign a backup PG with vet min, use the MLE or mini MLE to sign a backup cente (not sure if we'd still have the full MLE).

Bench: Ross, Vet PG, Vet Center, Fields, AA? Acy, Gray, JL3

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Would you do:


DD/Amir/Kleiza/2014 pick for Aldridge/Mathews


Lowry
Mathews
Gay
Aldridge
Valanciunas


Sign a backup PG with vet min, use the MLE or mini MLE to sign a backup center.

Bench: Ross, Vet PG, Vet Center, Fields, AA? Acy, Gray, JL3
Hell yes.
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I don't mind trading DD instead, I just thought they'd be more interested in Ross since he's younger and way cheaper, especially if they want the salary to make a move this offseason.
I'd rather Ross if I was them too, but it's a bigger gamble to trade your stud PF for a guy that isn't as proven, though I still don't think Demar is as proven as he's made out to be either.

LaMarcus is a stud PF, I'd be willing to give Demar and Ross for him and just play Landry and AA at the 2.
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We have no assets outside of Val to get Aldridge, and we'd have to match salary since we're under the cap and I cant see how we can do that while also give them a good package back.

The Lowry/Matthews/Gay/Aldridge/Val lineup would be amazing though. Nice pipedream.
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We have no assets outside of Val to get Aldridge, and we'd have to match salary since we're under the cap and I cant see how we can do that while also give them a good package back.

The Lowry/Matthews/Gay/Aldridge/Val lineup would be amazing though. Nice pipedream.
What about Ross, DD and our 2014 first? Add in Kleiza for salary filler and isn't that enough?
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What about Ross, DD and our 2014 first? Add in Kleiza for salary filler and isn't that enough?

Ross + Kleiza + Derozan = 17Mil

Aldridge + Mathews= 21Mil


Roughly, i believe..
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Ross + Kleiza + Derozan = 17Mil

Aldridge + Mathews= 21Mil


Roughly, i believe..
Isn't there an allowance in there?
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Privately, the Cleveland front office has pitched a fantasy of trading young players and picks to Portland for All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, sources said. Only, that's never going to happen. Cleveland is far higher on its two top-five picks, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters, than the rest of the NBA.
It does sound like fantasy. I don't think it makes sense for the Blazers. They have a good young core of 22-28 year olds. They will look to add a center, a bench, and be good for the next 5-10 years.
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What about Ross, DD and our 2014 first? Add in Kleiza for salary filler and isn't that enough?
so wed go from having one of the most promising SG lineups to one of the worst...?

enough movement, enough getting rid of depth! were short on quality depth as it is!
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