April 19, 2014

NBA trade deadline passes; no new moves from Cavaliers

The NBA’s trade 3 pm deadline came and went for the Cleveland Cavaliers, apparently without any trades being made. Daniel Gibson, Marreese Speights, Omri Casspi and Luke Walton are all still Cavaliers.

The Cavs did make a trade last month with the Memphis Grizzlies of course, which brought them Marreese Speights, guards Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick for forward Jon Leuer.

The Cavaliers were listed in several rumors and trade discussions as a partner willing to take on salary to secure draft picks or improve their position. As Thursday’s deadline passed and the high profile names that were tossed around remained with their current teams it is easy to see why nothing more materialized for the Cavaliers.

The “big names” moved at the deadline this year-

J.J. Redick was part of a 6 player deal that sent Doron Lamb to the Magic.

Eric Maynor went from Oklahoma City to Portland.

Sebastian Telfair was sent to Toronto for Hamed Haddadi and a protected second round pick.

The Wizards moved Jordan Crawford to the Celtics for Barbosa and Jason Collins.

[Related: To:NBA From:Kyrie Irving]

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Along with Ryan Hollins, I never ceased to be amazed when I see that Jason Collins is still in the league. I don’t care if these guys are 7 feet tall… they suck.

  • Jaker

    Whatever, IT’S MOCK DRAFT TIME.

    I’VE GOT MOCK DRAFT FEVER

  • Dave

    Dodged a bullet there – if they’d traded away decent players for Bargnani, I would have quit being a fan right there.

  • mgbode

    i don’t think Grant was ever seriously in those discussions. i mean, we are supposed to be an advanced stats run FO. any stats that show Bargnani a good player are too advanced for my feeble brain.

  • mgbode

    how can you take any mock draft seriously until you spend 72 hours staring at young men running around cones in their shorts?

  • mgbode

    I won’t lie, I was secretly hoping that we’d somehow land JJ Redick.

  • ThatAlex

    In before the “NERLENS NOEL OR BUST” comments…

  • Porckchop

    Allright! Who let Sandusky have internet privledges?!! Somebody call the warden.

  • Jaker

    Because I need to compare my Pre-combine mock vs my mid-combine mock vs my post-combine mock. It’s the only way to really know what exactly will happen during the draft.

  • cmm13

    CHRIZ GRANT SUX AND IZ SO LAZY, WHAT A JOKE

  • Kildawg

    You mean the guy that messed up his knee? His stock likely fell enough that one of the Cavs lower picks (even our high 2nd rounder) might be enough to get him if he enters the draft.

  • mgbode

    umm, that’s not how the NBA draft works. Noels went from possible #1 overall to likely #3-5.

  • mgbode

    at one point, I had my oldest son reply this way to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

    Seven foot tall mildly athletic left handed pitcher. Guaranteed to be a millionaire one way or another.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Haha, you should also teach him to punt or kick field goals from an early age.

  • mgbode

    you don’t see too many 7 foot tall kicker/punters. I think the leg wind-up would just take too long

    (note: no, he has no chance at being 7ft tall and he’s right-handed. my younger son at least is a switch hitter)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    makes sense given the severity of his injury. well that and if you took him #1 you didn’t need his help until possibly his second contract. seriously he’s bismack biyombo 2.0 at this stage of his career.

  • mgbode

    as I have shown elsewhere, I am not the biggest Noel fan. however, this injury just shaves 1 year off his rookie contract and will likely not affect his overall draft prospects much.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Time will tell how he deals with the injury. Given his lack of physicality, such as strength and muscle, I’d sure think twice about drafting him especially if he doesn’t return to Kentucky for another year. That being said of course some team will draft him high it just better not be the Cavaliers. Injury aside he doesn’t give them what they need and IMO will take to long to develop, if he ever does, into anything more then a shot blocking big man. This doesn’t mean he won’t or can’t I’m just saying the risks far outweigh the rewards if I’m the Cavaliers.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I haven’t seen any seven foot tall baseball players period.

  • mgbode

    Van Mil