I understand that Dion waiters has upside an will be a good player in the league but hear me out. Trade him for a top ten to fifteen pick in this years draft. The Cavs will already have a top 5 so in trading waiters you can get another top pick as well. Draft B-mac to replace waiters his upside is better than waiters. With that pick you got for waiters get a small forward there are some good ones...Muhammad would be a dream for Cavs fans but I believe Nash from Oklahoma state would be perfect next to B-mac an Irving...this could be the pieces to start the Cavs to rise similar to OKC not as fast but a great start. Imagine if the trade Anderson V as well for a top pick an maybe lock up another top player....could challenge for top four spot in east within three to four years easy if it plays but...
this draft is weak, varejao is having a career year right now and even though they want youth, I would not trade him for a draft pick or 2, right now I think he's got alot of value and the cavs could get surprisingly alot for him.. and as for waiters, cmon man !
Anderson value is high now the Cavs aren't going anywhere for at least three years trade high while it's high...an it's not a knock on waiters just saying I believe the draft as far as on the perimeter is very deep....even if u keep waiters Anderson needs to go before the deadline
With the way that players are extending their careers, there is a lot more talented, intelligent players in the league than there used to be. This makes the learning curve from college to pro much steeper. Don't bail on Waiters because he is not Damien Lillard or Kyrie Irving. He has a long way to go. Look at the 76ers: They are a young team in the playoff race and their three best players were all drafted by their team. None of those players did anything meaningful in their first year. Waiters needs to learn how to play off the ball, get better shot selection, play pro defense and improve his PG skills this year... thats a lot... Just because he hasn't mastered all those things in 20 games doesn't mean you should blow it up for draft picks in what I think is a weaker draft than the last few.
Also, Varejo is like the heart and soul of this team AND he has a great contract. I am sure that there is a market for him, but who do you trade with? I doubt any team headed to the lottery is going to trade for him.
They shoulda got Barnes and then take Ben mac
Idk isn't 15ppg rookie season despite the admittedly &$#%#&@!tty shooting % solid for a player picked for his upside?
they won't trade anderson or dion there both playing well.also they fit with kyrie. anderson won't get traded unless the cavs see a deal they can't pass up.the cavs are slowly becoming a borderline playoff team no point in changing up team too much unless it improves them.
Trading Waiters would be stupid because you just used a top 3 pick drafting him. Some guys take a little longer to develop and while most fans want results right away the smart fans know patience is key.
Let's just look at Russell Westbrook for example. He came in as a rookie and put up very similar numbers to Waiters.
1st year- 15ppg shot 39,8% 23-59 record
2nd year 16ppg 41.8% 50-32 lost to LAL in 1st round
3rd year 22ppg 44.2% 55-27 Lost West Finals
4th year 24ppg 45.7% 47-19 Lost NBA Finals
Westbrook is clearly the 2nd best player on his team which is what Waiters hopes to be in Cleveland behind Kyrie. You have to develop your young players you can't just trade them after two months. If a great deal comes around for Varejo I would take it because it is unlikely that his trade value will ever be higher. If they do make a deal for picks though they should get them for the 2014 draft where the talent is much better. I would say there are 7 guys from that class that I would rank higher than the #2 prospect for 2013.