Odom and the 8th is definitely too much. Odom could turn things around and be a star in Cleveland. Chances are, they'd get a great player with the 8th pick. The Clippers want the 8th so they can get Hilario. So, Odom and the 12th sounds more realistic.
Odom doesn't want the max the way Andre does, and look at the other offers you have gotten for Andre. Mike Miller and Darrel Armstrong? Please! Odom is betterthan Mike, and the 12th pick is better than Armstrong. If you sit on Andre Miller there is no way he will resign with you. Get something for him while you can!
It really wouldn't suprise me at all if this trade went down. All of us know that every team goes out there and gives it all, well that may not be the case with Cleveland this year. Take this as a grain of salt, but this is something I have heard: Cleveland will probably deal Miller to be as bad as possible next year so they can be guaranteed number 1 to get Lebron. LOL, it really doesn't matter if Cleveland goes 0-82, you still aren't guaranteed the number 1 pick. And lets look at the after affects of Lebron in Cleveland: No more Dre Miller, still 4 stiffs at center, and a decent SF in Jumaine Jones. Is Cleveland thinking? Is John Lucas wacked? You don't trade Andre Miller for a project, who may or may not develop, may be another Johnathan Bender.
While I think that the Cavs (as well as everyone else) would like to get the first pick last year in order to draft James, as you said just having the worst record does not guarantee you of getting him. For that matter, Cleveland has never even moved up in position during the lottery less known won it. Therefore I doubt very seriously that they would go out of their way to be the worst team in basketball. Heck, talentwise they probably ought to be now.
I do think that there is a chance that they will trade miller, however they are not under pressure to do so. Next year Miller will be a restricted free agent which would still mean that they could resign or do a sign and trade deal for him at that time.
However if they keep Miller and Ilgauskus stays healthy, Davis continues playing the way he played towards the end of last year. Murray gets and stays motivated, and they get some help from the draft, they will have a halfway decent team.
Yeah they have alot of question marks but frankly so does everybody but the Lakers.
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