Why release Pargo? Why not release the point guard we got from Grizzlies? What’s the difference? @jjsnowcat
Cavaliers coach Byron Scott got a long look at Jeremy Pargo and obviously decided he wasn’t the right fit. Pargo was wildly inconsistent, which made Scott queasy at times. He said on a few occasions he could put Pargo in with a 10-point deficit and Pargo could have the game tied in three minutes or he could have the Cavs down 20.
Coaches need to know what they’re going to get when they put guys in games. Pargo was all over the map, which is part of the reason the Memphis Grizzlies gave up on him last summer. He’s still young and he has some upside, he’ll latch on somewhere.
Josh Selby might not be the answer, either. But the Cavs will leave him in Canton for a little while and see if they can develop anything. With Shaun Livingston around, the Cavs don’t need another point guard right now.
Can we get anything for Walton or Gibson? @RossBurke4
Luke Walton has a $6 million expiring contract and the Cavs have about $4 million left in cap space. There are two scenarios where he could be moved: One is a team that is just a couple of million over the luxury tax and trying to get under it like Memphis was. If a team is $3 million over the tax threshold, it can come up with movable contracts totaling $9 million and ship them to the Cavs, who of course would want another draft pick as compensation. The other scenario is a player with multiple years left on his deal. The Cavs aren’t likely to take on a bad contract that extends beyond next season, but if a team wants to dump a contract that expires next season, they can drop it on the Cavs in exchange for Walton’s contract. And, of course, the Cavs will again be looking for a draft pick.