The Cavs are on the verge of an organizational Armageddon scenario
Dan Gilbert threw the future of his franchise into question when he parted ways with GM David Griffin. LeBron tweeted his dissatisfaction with the move, and it now appears more likely than at any time since his return to Cleveland, that he could be headed for the exits.
Reports from today say that prized offseason trade target Jimmy Butler was told by players in Cleveland to stay away. Colin sees this as LeBron forcing Gilbert to acquire Paul George, who LeBron sees as the only offseason addition that would help him beat the Warriors. Gilbert would prefer to acquire Butler because he would still be on the team if LeBron left. If Gilbert trades for George, he runs the risk of losing both he and James next year.
Right now, Gilbert may not have a choice. If he doesn’t land either George or Butler, it will be the beginning of organizational Armageddon in Cleveland. It will all come crashing down, in a hurry.
It does feel like you could have an Armageddon scenario in Cleveland in the next 48 hours.”
Paul George deserves credit for controlling his Indiana exit
Paul George triggered a frenzy of trade speculation when news leaked that he informed the Pacers of his intention to leave the franchise in free agency. While George is public enemy #1 in Indianapolis for leaving the only team he’s played for in his NBA career, Colin thinks he should be commended for taking control of his situation.
If a player is going to be hated for leaving, he might as well end up where he wants to go. George is driving the bus here. He deserves credit.
“If you’re gonna be hated. Dictate your terms.”
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