August 26, 2014

While We’re Waiting…Kevin Love and the Cavs, and Nick Swisher is a character (literally)

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“Braxton Miller’s 2012 was more than nice as he led the Buckeyes to a perfect 12-0 season on the way to capturing the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year award and the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football as the league’s MVP.

But the franchise isn’t resting on his laurels. Via Twitter comes news that he’s currently working with renowned quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. in San Diego.

The Massillon native, through his training programWhitfield Football, has worked with some of the best quarterbacks in the game today, a list that includes Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Johnny Manziel, Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, and Tajh Boyd.” [Priestas/Eleven Warriors]

“Irving and Love would represent a dynamic one-two punch and provide the backbone of a perennial title contender.

So what would Cleveland have to give up in order to get possibly the NBA’s best power forward?

Quite frankly, a lot.

Minnesota has expressed interest in Anderson Varejao, the NBA’s leading rebounderthis season.  Still just 30 with a team-friendly contract for the next three seasons, the Wolves could use Varejao on a rebuilding team even after trading Love.” [Swartz/Bleacher Report]

Sean Newell at Deadspin.com put together a compilation of pictures honoring the many faces of Nick Swisher. Ignore the obligatory Cleveland joke and get ready to enjoy the goofiness that is Nick Swisher. [Newell/Deadspin]

Back in 2010, as a member of the Yankees, Nick Swisher made an appearance on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother”. The newly signed Indians outfielder is no stranger to show business, marrying actress Joanna Garcia back in 2010. Swisher has also made appearances on Garcia’s sitcom, Better with You which aired on ABC.

 

  • The Hype

    Kevin love is intriguing. What is his current contact with timberwolves?

  • FearTheRoo

    Kevin Love would be an awesome addition. But why would Minnesota get rid of him? and I don’t think the Cavs would go after him…

  • Harv 21

    looking at these photos, guessiing Swisher would not have been a fav of Grinder.

  • Harv 21

    also, my Disqus has magically reappeared. Do not understand where it went wrong, do not understand where it went right.

  • cmm13

    Because he has been pretty vocal over the past year that if Minnesota does not start winning he is bolting….

    So the Cavs at a current record of 5-23 and most likely having to give up a majority of the future assets (Varejao, Waiters and draft picks) are a tough fit.

    Sure we are most likely drafting in the lottery again next year so there’s a chance that we then have a solid three going forward but again… rolling the dice with Grant in the draft has been an adventure so far for sure.

  • Roosevelt

    1. There is no way the T-Wolves would trade Love for basically himself without the scoring ability.
    2. Love’s problems with the T-Wolves would be the same with the Cavs. They don’t seem to be going anywhere fast, and their tanking and stockpiling picks ended up in exactly one (1) championship caliber player.
    3. IMHO, Love is not a superstar on a good team. He’s not athletic enough to maintain his caliber of play when it matters.

  • Danny

    @1. I wouldn’t say there’s no way. The Cavs could put together a nice offer including Varejao (who would be an asset in the playoffs), preferably only one of Waiters/2013 lotto pick, and other picks/young assets. You even mention the concern you have with Love performing in the playoffs, maybe the Wolves feel the same way. Also, Wolves fans and management (judging from witholding the 5 yr max from Love) consider Rubio to be the franchise player.

    @2. I think Love would be excited to team up with Kyrie, and he knows Gilbert is willing to spend. The Cavs would already have, IMO, 2 championship caliber players and cap space, along with hopefully Waiters or a high 2013 lotto pick.

    @3. I disagree but can understand the concern.

  • Roosevelt

    Oooh, how bout Varejao/Waiters for Love/Derrick Williams? That’s a deal I would take, though I have no idea what the cap issues would be like.

  • Danny

    I would do that trade in a heartbeat, but I imagine Minn would either want more for the two of them or want to deal Williams separately to maximize returns

  • Roosevelt

    Tried it on the trade machine and it works… but we lose wins according to Hollinger’s formula. Varejao has a higher PER than Love, and Williams is higher than Waiters, but I don’t get how the statistics play out.

  • Danny

    the “wins” function of the trade machine takes into account only this season’s PER. Love’s last two PERs were 24.39 and 25.41, good for 4th and 5th in the NBA, respectively