- Feb 17, 2009
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I agree that we won't get a big name free agent but I think the landscape of the NBA has change alot since the days when we tried to be free agent players, early in LeBron's career. Players want to be part of a superteam and teams rarely can out that together just thru free agency.If we are to get good again, we will have to get lucky and hit gold through the draft. Your 2 years from now, "sign a big FA" just isn't a real scenario for Cleveland. We have never in our teams history signed a big FA, excluding LeBron for obvious reasons. (unless you consider Bynum a big signing) No big name will sign here. It's just a reality for markets like ours.
It seems Rich Paul has a good relationship with the Cavs. He gave the Cavs a private workout for Garland. Klutch has increasingly become a big player as an agency in recent years. They know Gilbert will spend.
I could see someone in the Middleton or Tobias Harris level think about coming here if we have a good young core that made the playoffs. We probably would have to over pay but I don't think any team is seen as a bad destination anymore especially if the owner is willing to spend.