Knowing what we know, why would the Cavs look at Greg Oden? @Tom_RedRight88
With so many teams interested in Oden it appears he is ready to play again — your odds on Cavs landing him? @TheSTN
If the Cavs sign Greg Oden, that’s another move towards LeBron right? @Sole0526
Lots of questions about Oden this week. Why are the Cavs interested? Because legitimate 7-footers who can play are hard to find. If they do sign him, it will be a low-risk, high-reward investment. If he gets hurt and can’t play again, the Cavs won’t be out much. If he can play 20 minutes a night, given them 10 points and eight rebounds, it will be worth the risk.
I think the Cavs have an excellent chance of landing him. I just don’t see Miami being the right fit. The Heat are in a win-now, championship-style mode. I’d have to believe they’d push him faster and harder than the Cavs, who could rest him on the second night of back-to-backs and limit his minutes more than the Heat. And don’t downplay the importance of the Cleveland Clinic in getting him healthy and keeping him healthy.
An Oden signing, however, would have little impact on James’ future. No one believes Oden is the same player he was coming out of Ohio State. In fact, there’s probably less than a 50 percent chance he can stay healthy and contribute following three microfracture surgeries. But for the money it will take, he’s worth the chance.
Likelihood Mo Speights is still on the roster in March? If he stays thru the deadline, will he be here next season? @vansmak45
I’ll start with the second half. I wouldn’t expect Mo Speights to be back next season. He’ll likely decline the option on his contract and become a free agent. He is playing really well right now and getting a chance to show teams what he can do; plus a number of teams will have cap space this summer.
He probably won’t get much more on the open market than the $4.5 million option he has for next year, but he can get more years.
That means the Cavs could move him before the trade deadline rather than lose him for nothing.
Any chance the Cavs make another deal before the deadline? @JordanTaylorFox
Yes. They want one more first-round pick if they can get it in the next couple of weeks. They have about $4 million in cap space, plus some expiring contracts to dangle. I don’t think anything is close, but talks could heat up within the next week.