Appeasing The King: No Jason Kidd, Cleveland Cavaliers Must Keep LeBron James Happy
The unknown status of the Jason Kidd-Devin Harris trade is little consolation to Cleveland superstar LeBron James. The Cavaliers lack the assets to acquire the All-Star -the Nets are seeking draft picks, expiring contracts, and blue-chip prospects in exchange for their star table-setter …
My AM Take: For a second, forget Devean George and his no-trade clause. I understand this is easier said than done-blocking the Jason Kidd deal is the forward’s biggest move since, well, ever.
There is another angle to this story worth reporting …
The unknown status of the Jason Kidd-Devin Harris trade is little consolation to
James understands a Kidd-to-Cleveland deal is highly unlikely. But does he accept it?
”I think the (front office) probably has been trying to do some things; I don’t know. We all know we need to get better; that is simple,” James said. ”To me, I want to win now I don’t want to sit around and wait. Sometimes you have to.” (
It won’t happen. So what’s Cleveland GM Danny Ferry’s next move? Well, he should do two things.
First, Ferry must seek a meeting with James-a brief sit-down, nothing formal. In this meeting, he must explain to his star why acquiring Kidd was impossible and reassure James that the organization is committed to winning.
Second, Ferry must get his superstar help. That’s what James wants.
Like I said, forget Devean George. There is another angle worth reporting.