With all kinds of negative rumors being floated around about the Cleveland Cavaliers and the NBA Trade Deadline looming just 17 days from now, the Cavs don’t seem to care if their team gets blown up. Apparently the Cavs have zero chemistry, all the players hate each other and the practices are unprofessional. Everything is not all right in Cleveland.
On Monday, the Cavs tried to play against the Dallas Mavericks, but they didn’t play for very long. They were completely dominated on the glass, and the Mavericks shot the lights out against them. The Mavericks out-rebounded the Cavaliers 45 to 31, they shot 55 percent from the floor and 46 percent on their 26 three-point attempts.
The Cavaliers are a mess — a mess that cannot be fixed anymore. At this point, at 16-32, their hopes of making a late push for the playoffs should be gone and their focus should be more on next season. The Cavs should be calling teams and telling them that all of their players are available in trade discussions — even Kyrie Irving. By saying the Cavaliers should make Irving available, I’m not saying they should aggressively try to trade him, but if a team offers them a pick for the 2014 NBA Draft that will probably end up in the top five, the Cavs should definitely listen.
As far as I’m concerned, the Cavs should aggressively try to move Jarrett Jack, Anderson Varejao, Luol Deng, C.J. Miles and Earl Clark. If they do start to get inquiries on Irving and Dion Waiters, the Cavaliers need to make a decision for the future: Are they building around Waiters or Irving? Building around Irving makes more sense, considering he has way more talent than Waiters does, and he has done more in his career to prove that he is worthy of building around.