Cavs signed veteran guard David Wesley to play for them. This seems strange for two reasons, one the Cavs have a glut of guards, second Wesley and Damon Jones are very similar in their role. Both are about the same size and weight, can play a little PG, are more suited for SG, and the Cavs need them hit open jumpers and drain three’s. Although Wesley should provide more defense. So, they got two players to do the same thing? We think it’s pretty obvious the Cavs are going to move one or more of their guards at some point in the season, whether it be Luke, Sasha, Ira or DJ, someone has to go.
All summer we’ve been hearing that the Cavs need an enforcer on the inside. That the current frontline is too soft. Maybe not, allow us to submit this video as exhibit “A”. Check out Andy jackin’ some dude in his face. Apparently, he broke the guys jaw.
Also, it appears that Varejao has Anderson on the back of his jersey. Is he going Nene on us?
Drew Gooden and trade rumors will continue to swirl for three more years. Drew signed a 3yr/$23 million contract extension with the Cavs, thus cementing his future as the player most fans will mention when they want the Cavs to make a trade. Forums and Kenny Roda’s show are already lighting up with potential deals proposed by delusional fanatics.
Signing Drew is a good thing for the Cavs. First, they retain the service of a talented, yet sometimes focus-challenged, power forward who proved he’s a team player. Second, Drew is capable of having a huge game once every three weeks, whether the Cavs win is another questions. C, Lebron Love Levitation. And finally, the contract does not break the bank, allows the Cavs to remain flexible and comes off the books before the big free agent class of 2010.
It’s not like trade rumors are unprecedented for Drew, he has bounced around during his 4yr NBA career.
The always stylish and equally chatty Damon Jones had a chance to give a tour of his home to MTV. Nothing to special about Damon’s digs. Walls, stairs, carpet and furniture pretty much fill up the whole place. He’s got a movie theater, but is that really a big deal anymore?
His cars are where it’s at, all three of them. It’s a toss up whether his house or cars are worth more.
Damon showing off his Flippity Floppity Flu to MTV Cribs
In a stunning move, the Cavaliers (err, Dan Gilbert) have fired long time play-by-play man and noted word aficionado Michael Reghi. Trying to fill his shoes will be some guy who used to do play-by-play for the Pistions.
We get it Dan, you’re from Detriot. You like to benchmark winners. Can you please leave something Cleveland? First we had to endure Public Address announcer Ronnie “Slam” Duncan, a blatant Mase rip-off, yelling at us the entire game and now this? Reghi, while at times a little over the top and maybe a little corny, brought a certain flair and life to the broadcast. His rapport and camaraderie with AC and Scott Williams was both genuine and entertaining.
You’ll be missed “Plugs”.
Flight Number 23
lift and lace
sweet stroke that jumper
bottom out that jumper
stick back jumper
ripping some cord
The Wonder Kid from Akron St. Vincent St. Mary’s
wheeling in the lane
the rip away
hammer it home
the blow by
gets a blow
You can book this one for the Cavaliers
The NBA announced the regular season schedule for the league and as a memeber of said league, the Cavs are included in this announcement. They open at home against the Wiz, then do a strange San Antonio to Charlotte back to back on the road. Some games to note: @LAC Jan. 13th, @Denver Jan. 19th (a day everyone should celebrate), LAL Feb. 11th, and ironically enough @Utah Feb. 14th (be sure to give Boozer my love) before wrapping up the regular season against Milwaukee at home on April 18th.
Also if you live out of market, don’t fret. The Cavs are on national TV a ridiculous 33 times this season. I’m all for promoting Cleveland and the Cavs, but lets save some for the wedding night.
Lebron got the proverbial monkey off his back by hitting his first game winner with .9 secs remaining in OT, capping off another spectacular night while notching his 5th triple double of the season and 9th of his career. However, it wasn’t just all Lebron all the time, Big Shot Ron Murray continues to rescue the Cavs by draining clutch jumpers, as he did last night to send the game to overtime, and Damon Jones even found his stroke and went 4/5 from behind to arc. “Team Streak” continues to roll along and got back to 10 games over .500.
Oh yeah, Lebron was also named player of the week, just another week at the office.