I am really struggling with a topic today. Yeah, I got nothing. Literally nothing. I’ve read the papers, surfed the web, talked to unintelligent coworkers and I can’t come up with the slightest thing resembling an interesting topic. But gosh darn it, I’m a dedicated blogger and I’m going to throw some kind of junk out there for dedicated fan(s). Time to give it the old college try. (Which I’ve always thought of an oxymoron since I didn’t try in college).
The best things I could think of were to continue yesterday’s discussion from the comments. LeBron says he wants Kidd and getting him would bring an NBA Championship to Cleveland. I think he’s exact phrase to the question about a championship of Kidd came to the Cavs was, “Yeah. It’s that easy.” See Graig, LeBron agrees with me and we all know LeBron is never, and can do nothing, wrong.
You are right, however, in saying that with Kidd’s salary it will be near impossible to trade him. And Scott you are right that the players the Cavs can offer probably won’t be want New Jersey wants for Kidd. (They can’t even offer Andy because he hasn’t been with the team 90 days yet because of his holdout) A third team would have to be involved and that just makes things even more complicated. Has as been pointed out, the best the Cavs can do is offer some combination Hughes, D-Good, Cedric Simmons, Ira Newble and a draft pick and none of that seems very likely. But who knows, the Minnesota Twins traded a way a much better player than Kidd for much less so it could happen.
As for Kirk Snyder, he was drafted in the first round, 16th overall in the 2004 draft out of Nevada. He has played in a grand total 184 games (just nine this year) and averages 6 points, 2 rebs, 1 assist per game. But in 2005-06, when he averaged 19 minutes a game with New Orleans, he scored 8 ppg. Maybe he can be an athletic wingman for the Cavs. But that just shows you the kind of balls Danny Ferry has. He’ll probably make some low risk trade for a role player than go for the high risk blockbuster.
In non Cavs news, it’s still Super Bowl week and it just get more and more annoying. Yesterday was Media Day. Is there a bigger waste of time than Media Day. Give me a break with this already. No new stories come from it and semi retarded “reporters” who think Plaxico Burress is a type of plexiglass get to ask questions that would make the ones heard at elementary school assemblies sound intelligent. I’m fed up with this crap. Next year I’m applying for a press pass. For the love of God if a Mexican TV show can get in with a women wearing a dress (who is hot by the way) and can’t even speak English besides, “Will you marry me Tom Brady?” I, as a “respected blogger” should be able to gain entry. Any other bloggers want to go to Tampa with me next year?
One last thought, this one around the Browns and the Pro Bowl. Ethan Kelley, Antwan Peek, Joe Jurevicius and David McMillan all had some kind of operation on their knee. Absent from the list is the guy who probably needs it the most, Kellen Winslow. He is waiting until today to decide if he is going to have surgery. He isn’t waiting on another doctor opinion or anything. It’s a given he needs surgery on his knee and probably shoulder too. But he is waiting on making that decision to see if he is named as a Pro Bowl replacement to Antonio Gates. Gates has a toe problem and might not play in the game to heel his toe. Makes sense. But not for Winslow. As much as I think he deserves to be in the Pro Bowl, don’t delay surgery just so you can play in the most meaningless game ever played. Get the surgery and be ready to go in training camp. I understand Winslow wanting to be a Pro Bowler and if Gates pulls out, he can still be named one and then do what 50% of the starters do anyway; Pull out because of an injury. That’s what makes the Pro Bowl so stupid. No one wants to play in it and stars use little pains as excuses not to play. I don’t know how many replacements have already been named but it seems like everyday a different guy is added to the team. On that note, expect Winslow and Derek Anderson to replace Gates and Tom Brady today.
For struggling to think of something, I sure rambled on for a long time.