Just got back from Cavs practice this evening at Nike's world headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Mary Schmitt Boyer from the Cleveland Plain Dealer just mentioned the name "Jason Kidd" and LeBron James made some pretty candid comments on how badly he wants the Cavs to trade for him. Here it is:
"I would love to have a guy like Jason Kidd to be a part of this franchise, I think it makes us that much better of a team. Everyone knows how much I love Jason Kidd just throughout the summertime. It's not hard to see how much I'd love to have him as part of the team. Honestly, when you see Jason Kidd wants to be traded, you shouldn't have to go to the front office and tell them to get on it. It's Jason Kidd."
Then I was asked if being paired with Kidd could bring a championship to Cleveland. He said: "Yeah..(pause and a smile)...It's that easy."
Too bad it's not that easy. The point is that the James is making clear he wants some action here. Even if the Cavs don't pull it off, they owe it to him to make every effort. I am sure Danny Ferry is. I honestly don't see a deal that makes sense without a complex three-team swap but stranger things have happened. Right now, though, I'd put the chances at about 15 percent.