Tag: Cleveland Calvaliers

Antawn Jamison

Cavaliers find little trade market for Antawn Jamison


Antawn Jamison has been the Cavaliers best player this season. Which is about like being the best member of ‘90s boy band No Authority. Don’t know who that is? Exactly.

For the Cavaliers it is about building for the future, not winning this season (obviously). So if they can move parts like Jamison to get some picks and young players they’d love to do it.

Except, nobody is really interested, said Marc Stein of ESPN.

NBA front-office sources say that few teams have been as active in recent weeks in trying to swing a trade or two before the Feb. 24 deadline than Cleveland — with Jamison high on its list of movable assets — but increasing apprehension about how restrictive the next labor agreement will be has prompted several teams to back off on deal-making.

Sources say New Orleans, for example, has a level of interest in Jamison, but also expressed skepticism that a suitable deal can be assembled before the deadline to send out the 35-year-old anywhere. It’s true that Jamison has only one year left on his contract after this season, but that one season is valued at a meaty $15.1 million, which means Cleveland would almost certainly have to take back multiple players back to make the salary-cap math work.

There’s always a lot of buzz around the trade deadline, but with nobody being sure what the new Collective Bargaining Agreement most teams will be hesitant to make a big move. Financial flexibility is what it’s all about. And that takes all the fun out of the trade deadline.

Cleveland Cavaliers comic sans court


They’ve got a sense of humor in Cleveland.

Remember Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s scathing/ridiculous letter to fans the night LeBron James took his talents to South Beach? Remember how much heat Gilbert took for writing the letter in the odd Comic Sans font?

That font is part of the Cavaliers court. Gilbert is seriously committed to it.

The team put in a new count this season in Quicken Loans arena, one that uses the two-tone wood look that is becoming NBA trendy. On the side of the court it says “Cavs.com” and does it in Comic Sans. Same as last year, it turns out.

Pretty clever guys, pretty clever.

(From Cavs.com via Ball Don’t Lie)