LeBron took massive heat for putting pressure on the Cavs’ front office with public comments regarding his desire for the team to add reinforcements for a playoff run. Cleveland has obliged.
The Cavs didn’t make a splash trade, but have amassed a nice haul of players in a series of smart, tactical moves.
Today, Colin said that in business and in sports, staying complacent when you’re on top can be a killer. The top teams and business are constantly adapting and improving to keep their edge.
Cleveland should be trying to get better. Let’s face it, Golden State was very, very good last year and they went out and got the big fish, Kevin Durant.
There wasn’t a big fish on the market so they went out and got some smaller, really good fish.”
Despite extreme financial limitations, GM David Griffin should get credit for making a series of nimble moves, including adding three-point specialist Kyle Korver in a trade with the Hawks, and signing former lottery bust Derrick Williams to a series of 10-day contracts. Williams, as so many have before him, is experiencing a career renaissance running the floor for LeBron.
Per multiple reports, recently released veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut are also interested in joining Cleveland express train through the East to the Finals.
Colin thinks these under-the-radar moves make Cleveland exponentially better than everyone’s banana boat fantasy trade for Carmelo Anthony would have. Each of the pieces gives the Cavs a situational advantage in the never-ending NBA Finals arms race with the Warriors. In the end, that’s all that matters.
More frontline size. Check. Upgrade at back up point. Check. More three-point shooting. Check.
Colin likes the Cavs’ chances against the Warriors now more than at any other point this year, and thinks adding Bogut would make them the prohibitive favorite to beat the Super-Warriors and win it all.
“I think it makes them the solid favorite, if Andrew Bogut lands with the Cavs, to beat the Golden State Warriors.”
Critics charge LeBron with constantly complaining. Colin sees it differently:
“Why is it whining? It’s called winning.”
Adding Andrew Bogut would make the Cavs a clear favorite over the Warriors
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 27, 2017