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Thoughts on the draft

By admin Published: June 29, 2006

==The Cavs accomplished their greatest quest on Wednesday, getting a player they feel can be inserted into the rotation.  As of this moment, it appears Shannon Brown will be the replacement for Flip Murray, though there's a long way to go until next year's roster is complete.  Nothing is a sure thing at No. 25 in the draft, but the chances he'll be viable are high.

==The Cavs deny any promises were made to Daniel Gibson.  Obviously they didn't promise him the 25th pick, but I'll bet they told him they'd draft him at No. 42 and assured him they'd give him some guaranteed money.  That must of sounded pretty good considering he really didn't want to schlep around the country and didn't want to go back to school.  Plus he knew the Cavs needed a PG.  Otherwise, why would he refuse to work out for other teams?

==Danny Ferry said he feels Brown is a shooting guard and Gibson is combo guard.  The general feeling is that Gibson isn't really a ball-handler.  So, riddle me this, who will be Eric Snow's backup?  I mean true backup.  Right now the Cavs have eight players you could consider guards on the roster: Snow, Brown, Gibson, Damon Jones, Ira Newble, Luke Jackson, Sasha Pavlovic, and Larry Hughes.  I can't see them signing another guard with all that.  Perhaps it will be Hughes, but that all depends on the offense.  Yet, it must be thinned somewhat.

==I am just as anxious as any fan to get this LeBron James extension done ASAP.  But how many days do you think LeBron will enjoy making all of NE Ohio sweat it out...3, 10, 45, only one man knows.

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