The offseason can be amazing for most teams for different reasons like adding or trading for an amazing player or possibly trading away a bad one.
But the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offseason hasn’t been the best according to most fans
The Cavaliers offseason consists of one major deal, The trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a 2018 First round draft pick along with a 2020 second round pick. To some people that is a good trade, but to fans that is a pretty bad trade for one reason.
Isaiah Thomas is injured and could be out until All-Star break.
Kyrie who has been a star in Cleveland while helping Lebron James win Cleveland’s first NBA Championship in the 2015-2016 season has averaged 21.6 Points Per Game, 5.6 Assists Per Game, and 3.4 Rebounds Per Game in his career with the Cavaliers up until now being traded to the Celtics.
Those are some huge numbers to put up even after Lebron James came back to Cleveland after winning 2 championships with the Miami Heat. Kyrie has been Lebron’s second man for 3 seasons and he is sick of it.
Who really is the star?
Kyrie wants to be the star of a team, He wants to be the centerpiece of a team other than that centerpieces sidekick. That is why he requested that the Cavaliers trade him. After much debate on where he was gonna end up, in August it was announced that he will be traded for injured All-Star Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Ante Zizic.
Cavalier fans are not happy about this trade what so ever and they have every reason to be. They lost an All-Star point guard for an injured All-Star with 2 other decent role players.
But was this the right move for the Cavaliers?
I don’t think so and here is why
- Kyrie is 25 and just entering his prime
- Isaiah is 28 and injured
- Isaiah might be out until All-Star break which leaves them with Derrick Rose
Kyrie has the size over Isaiah and the skill, whereas Isaiah is smaller than the average point guard and injured.
The upside to this trade is the addition of Jae Crowder, he is a very solid Small Forward that can come off the bench and drop 14 points a night. He can shoot the ball and drive when need be.
This has been one wild Off Season for most teams in the west. But the Cavaliers powerhouse in the east has lost one of its Star players but who knows, maybe it will be for the best? What do you think?
As of September 26, Dwayne Wade has signed a One-Year, 2.3 Million dollar deal.
This is a huge addition to the Cavaliers. A veteran shooting guard and former teammate of Lebron James back in Miami. He will add great depth and space the floor with his ability to drive and lay up the ball or make a steady mid-range jump shot.
He is aging and more out of his prime than in it but he is still a big-time player that will be a huge addition to the team.