Dating by mychel ru
Hi Dwight: Let me begin with a preface — if you choose to stay in Orlando, I get it.In fact, as a basketball fan with what I’d like to consider at least a semi-operative conscience, I would have to consider that preferable. The Boston Celtics (the reason this whole “movement” started) are the only team of the modern era that was built via trade, and the only reason it worked (temporarily) was that each (aging) star was sold for pennies on the dollar, thereby allowing the Celtics to retain two players — Rondo and Perkins — who turned out to be better than anyone they’d shipped out.And Dwight, what Kyrie’s doing now, he’s doing while working with Andy Varejao (who, again, you’re going to love and is actually a remarkably effective P&R partner…but also operates about 3-4 feet lower than you do).Remember when everyone thought it would be awesome to team you up with Chris Paul?) or swing them as the rarest of expiring contracts (those belonging to good players) for dollars on the dollar.The point of all this being, in Cleveland, you’re looking at a team with potentially four All-NBA caliber players, a team with insane roster flexibility, and a team with an owner more willing to dole out cash than Pacman Jones at 2am. From a basketball perspective, only Chicago makes more sense (why they’re not on your trade list, I have no idea…), and even then, only in the immediate.I like MKG because he was Kyrie’s teammate in high school and is tenacious enough to have a relatively high floor…but he’s also probably the 7 pick in the upcoming draft. Yes D-12, Steven Spielberg was born in Ohio, and you won’t find someone who’s made good on “media ambitions” more successfully than him. Paul Newman’s from the area as well, Ohio is the country’s leading producer of greenhouse and nursery plants, and if you’re concerned about unwanted pregnancy — we’re the rubber capital of the world. Consider A: Cleveland was a bustling metropolis in the 50s and 60s (even the Rockefellers lived there! Ancient cultures believed in cyclical nature (that Dark and Golden Ages would forever alternate), while more recent sentiment assumes the world is on a linear path.
(And Dirk is 34, Deron Williams can’t stay healthy, yada, yada, yada…) PG – Kyrie Irving (20), Ramon Sessions (26) SG – Anthony Parker (306), Boobie Gibson (26), Mychel Thompson (24) SF – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (19), Alonzo Gee (25), Omri Casspi (24), Christian Eyenga (23) PF – Tristan Thompson (21), Antawn Jamison (35), Samardo Samuels (23), Luke Harangody (24) C – Dwight Howard (26), Anderson Varejao (30), Semih Erden (26), Ryan Hollins (28) There’s just under million on the books here (only million in 2013-14! That means Kyrie, Tristan and Andy (seriously, you’ll love this guy…), plus “unnamed 2012 lottery pick,” plus Dan Gilbert’s willingness to lock-up our keepers for the long-term (Sessions and Boobie, perhaps?If you go to Dallas, to LA, and maybe even in Chicago (although again, if you want to be traded, reconsider the Bulls…), you will forever be lumped in with Le Bron. I realize it’s self-serving () that I want the small-market super-team in Cleveland…but honestly, I’d support the idea anywhere. Meanwhile, the Thunder are 11-2 and Durant is just plugging along, shooting less and scoring more efficiently than he ever has.