HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Desperate times, desperate measures.
Since losing you-know-who last summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been searching for a player to give them an identity. They want someone to be the face of the franchise, and help owner Dan Gilbert and Cavalier-nation turn the page.
Money is no object, either. Gilbert will spend his considerable resources. And the Cavaliers have cap space to burn.
This is where things get tricky and dangerous. The Cavaliers could easily trade for a decent talent like Blatche, give him superstar billing, and hand him an exorbitant contract.
Instead of rebuilding through the draft, the Cavaliers would then be married to a talented but troubled four-man. After all, Blatche has had his share of off-court issues.
For instance, he once solicited a prostitute, who turned out to be a police officer. He has feuded with coach Flip Saunders and displayed unprecedented selfishness in his quest for a triple-double.
Recently, he fought teammate Javale McGee outside a Washington nightclub. Both were suspended for one game.
Perhaps, the Cavaliers should step back and be more selective than Blatche.
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