|You probably hate me but I'm better than you think.|
Now I'm not naive. Even with the opening night win over the Celtics, I still know that this year's Cavs team is going to struggle. And they proved me right last weekend when they got CRUSHED by a lousy Raptors team on Friday and followed that up with a massive choke to the Excremento Kings on Saturday. It's going to be a long season. Antawn Jamison looks AWFUL. Manny Harris is actually taking his warm-ups off. Their go-to guy appears to be Jamario Moon right now. Not good.
To make matters worse, it wouldn't be a Cavs season without Dan Fegan being an asshole. Fegan represents Anderson Varejao and has bitched and moaned every fucking season. It's ridiculous. Fegan sucks. And he's doing it again this year. Already, he's throwing out feelers that Varejao should get traded to a contender. Honestly, I agree with him. I like Andy too much to see him lose 75% of his games this season. I want to see him win. I want Varejao to stick around, but if he isn't happy anymore, I think that we would owe it to him to send home somewhere where he can win. During this massive rebuild, by the time that this team is ready to roll again, Andy's best days will probably be behind him. So I will freely admit that if the price is right (and it fucking HAS to benefit the Cavs), I say go ahead and do it.
The same teams are already rumored to be interested namely the Thunder and the Blazers. Andy would fit in well with both teams and would be a nice piece on either roster. Not a starter for them, but will be on the floor at the ends of games. I don't think that OKC would offer Jeff Green with picks so I'm not really sure that the Cavs could get a nice package from them. Which leads me to this:
Send Anderson Varejao to Portland for Greg Oden and a 2011 #1 pick.
The Blazers have already made it known that they have no interest in resigning Oden after this season. It appears that they are ready to admit defeat and cut ties with him. I can see where they are coming from. What an awful decision that was to pass on Durant. As for why the Cavs should do it, it's simple. Free agents are not going to come to Cleveland which means that the organization needs to take a few chances. This is a risk but there is a pretty high ceiling there. Big Z had injury issues his first few years in the league and that ended up turning out alright. Who knows? Oden is coming closer to home. Maybe that motivates him? He'll definitely sell tickets. He doesn't have the type of personality that would want to play in a city with big lights and a ton of media. I just think that this works out well for both teams (because the Blazers would be getting a better and healthier player now). And with the Cavs not concerned with winning big now, they can bring him along slowly. Personally, if Chris Grant called Portland and offered this, it would take him two seconds to say yes.
What do you think? Is it worth it? Does it make as much sense as I think it does? I could see myself loving an Oden/Hickson/Harrison Barnes frontcourt for the next decade. I should really be a GM. Who else would bring Greg Oden's internet penis to the same city as Grady Sizemore's internet penis. Can the Browns trade for Brett Favre and Santonio, too?