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The Cavaliers have been in contact with free-agents Matt Barnes and Brad Miller, according to league sources. Brian Windhorst writes that Cleveland would have been interested in signing Miller even if LeBron James had re-signed.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: How exactly does Matt Barnes and Brad Miller fit owner Dan Gilbert’s caps-locked and bolded text declaration that his Cleveland Cavaliers would win a championship before the ‘self declared king’ LeBron James?
No offence to any of the parties involved. This won’t work.
Barnes and Miller are established veterans. They need to join a contender on the verge of a championship.
While Gilbert needs to take a deep breath, exhale, and not react to ames doing his organization, fans, and state of Ohio dirty. And reacting is exactly what the outspoken owner would be doing if he signed Barnes and/or Miller.
The billionaire must realize established superstars won’t sign with the Cavaliers. The crème de la crème of NBA talent want palm trees in January, not snow. And they want a sexy city, not Cleveland.
This, of course, is sad. Ohio is a sports-mad state. Cleveland is a sports-mad city. Gilbert – despite his recent outburst – will spend his own money to win. Byron Scott is a talented, established coach.
Fair or unfair, right or wrong, there’s currently an unkind view of Cleveland.
Gilbert should do himself a favour by empowering an executive to repeat the Oklahoma City Thunder model, where the team builds through creating cap flexibility and drafting well.
Or, perhaps he should open his own team`s history books for a better example.
For instance, in the early to mid-nineties, Cleveland used the draft to craft an excellent young team. They picked star center Brad Daugherty and shooting guard Ron Harper, and swapped Kevin Johnson, their seventh selection in the 1986 draft, for small forward Larry Nance.
So Gilbert needs to be patient and take the slow, steady route and not react. This means passing on Barnes and Miller.
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"I've had security for a long time. I'm assuming there will be interest but you never know."