07 Dec 2017 05:10:26
OKC are bit struggling with their lineup.. What if Kyrie was traded for George and Love for Melo.. How will the Cavs do??

1.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 11:43:31
Their record would be similiar to what it is right now and maybe a little better. Lebron has been lights out so far, is a more versatile player than Russ, knows how to make things work and the Cavs bench is ridiculous compared to a sub par Thunder bench. Plus, I think Wade and Lebron could reign in Melo.

That said, I think the Cavs would be worse off long term. Tristan would really be the only true big man in the rotation come playoff time, I think they would struggle on defensive boards, and the team wouldn't have the assets to go out and get another high level big. In my opinion, the gap talent gap at this point between Love and Melo is larger than the talent gap between IT and George. You could possibly argue that if they had just pulled off Irving for George, the team would have a higher upside, but if they can turn that Brooklyn pick into another allstar, the Irving trade would turn out to be a blessing. Specifically, if Cousins or George came available. I have no idea how the Warriors would try to defend Cousins and Love with Lebron and It feeding them and one of the Cavs shooters on the floor that can't be left, if they tried to play small ball. If Durant and Green has to play down low against those two, they would be in foul trouble quickly.

2.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 14:04:14
The Celtics wouldn't trade Kyrie for George. That is the ultimate pipedream. They might trade something other than him for George, to add him to Kyrie and whatever would be leftover, but that's it.

3.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 14:51:18
Yumbo, he means if Irving asked out prior to the George trade.

4.) 07 Dec 2017
07 Dec 2017 17:09:50
Yeah, I went back and re-read it. Thought it sounded wierd the first time I read it. Lol
I too don't think they would be any better st this point because they wouldn't have Crowder and his all around play and the eventuAl return of IT.