Will the Cavs look at next year as another rebuild or will they go after contendership and do away with the D-Leaguers? @richnice330
There are about six players at the bottom of the Cavs’ roster who could be released tomorrow with little on-court impact. The plan is to bring in two more rookies through first-round picks this summer, but the Cavs will likely again avoid free agency.
They have spent less than $6 million on unrestricted veteran free agents the last three offseasons. I don’t expect this summer to be much different.
Can the Cavs replace Gatorade with whole milk on the bench? @_Believeland
This is obviously in reference to Kyrie Irving’s uncanny ability to break bones. The Cavs have insisted since last season that Irving isn’t injury prone, but they have to be concerned with the rate at which he is injured.
There is obviously a difference in his face bouncing off the court, as it did Friday, and him slapping a wall and fracturing his wrist over the summer. Still, one general manager told me during summer league games in Las Vegas he would be very concerned about Irving’s injury history if he were running the Cavs. And that was before Irving fractured his index finger and now his jaw.
Do you see the Cavs making any moves at the deadline/potential free agents for next year. I know … next year right?? @TheAlmightyStan
Hey, this is Cleveland. If we couldn’t talk about next year, we’d only have the weather. If they make a move at the deadline, it will likely include Anderson Varejao. At the start of the season, I was convinced Varejao would be moved this year. Now I’m not so sure.
As I wrote in an earlier answer, I don’t expect the Cavs to be major players in free agency next summer despite a ton of cap room. The Cavs have aligned themselves, with multiple draft picks and a wealth of young talent, to strike it big in a trade. I would think it’s much more likely the Cavs make a big trade rather than sign a big free agent. But don’t ask me who the big trade target is, because I have no idea. And right now, the Cavs probably don’t either.
With the way Miles is playing and his experience, do you think B. Scott will have Waiters come off the bench? @mdecicco17
Byron Scott wouldn’t say either way how this will play out once Dion Waiters returns. Guys typically don’t lose their starting jobs because of an injury, and while Miles has played well and Waiters is used to coming off the bench after doing it at Syracuse, he is the future at the position for the Cavs. I would expect Waiters to start Tuesday night, although Scott has brought guys off the bench for a couple of games previously when they’re returning from injury.
If Miles remains in the starting lineup when Waiters returns, I’d suspect it will only be temporary.