Thursday, February 21, 2008

Now If the Indians Could Just Get a World Series....

Wally Szerbiak? Eh. (Though 13.1 is better than Larry Hughes - see below).

Ben Wallace, joining Zyndrunas Ilgauskas and Lebron James? Not Bad.

Extending Jamal Lewis' contract, giving the Browns a steady running back? Good.

Getting rid of Larry Hughes and one of the worst contracts in the NBA ($38.5 million for three years of 12.3 points per game)? WONDERFUL. This is hands down the best trade the Cavs have pulled since dumping Shawn Kemp on Portland (you're welcome, Erik).

I'm not making any unrealistic championship predictions, but given what the Cavs get by subtraction in this deal (no more Hughes, Newble's discontent, Drew Gooden's confounding lack of energy), where the Browns are, and where the Tribe is, it's not a bad time to be a Cleveland fan.