The Cavs lost to the Celtics last night and the Celtics looked like a Juggernaut.
And this is after the Knicks softened the Celtics up in pre-season. It doesn't look good for Cleveland this year to win much of anything. And that's why the stars seem to be aligning for the Cavaliers to trade Lebron in February.
By doing so the Cavaliers will be in a much stronger bargaining position than this coming summer when the free agents come available. After all, if they trade LeBron for some talent they can lock up with the advantages of having the rights to that player.
We'll make a bold prediction here that Lebron James will be packaged with Mo Williams in exchange for Rajon Rondo, Big Baby, Ray Allen, and a couple of Boston's future #1 picks come February.
Rondo isn't in the long-term Boston plans and Big Baby has been problematic. Ray Allen will assure the Cavs make the playoffs with no more or less success than LeBron will have.
LeBron will join a winning organization that's loaded for bear and Cleveland will receive two young players who in Rajon and Big Baby who they can build around, they'll have cap space galore with Allen, Z, and Shaq coming off the books.
Just thinking aloud.
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Gloritorium
Phil Jackson: "“It isn't ideal,” Jackson said, referring to the alternating monthly visits with Buss. “It was not something I would necessarily bargain to do, to live away from the companion I've had for 15 years. But she said, ‘We’ll be fine.’ And there is something about being fruitful, purposeful in life.”" - Harvey Araton, NYTimes - 02/03/15
Ye Newe Glory-torium
Here, dear readers, is the final resting place of all weary Knicks fans. Yes, here is where one comes when the Triangle refuses to have three sides, when biting one's lip from losing to win later is one loss too far,or when said fan simply hits 'rock' bottom. In short, "the ship be" eternally "sinking" here. Welcome aboard, rearrange the deck chairs as you please.