Just saw this trade again. If the Thunder ever offered it the Cavs must jump on it.
At the deal suggested I would definitely jump at it. Don't really care for Perkins or PJ3 but Lamb and Toronto's first make it worth it.Today on Fear the Sword, which is an SB Nation blog, seven potential trade scenarios for Varejao were kicked around. It came as no surprise that the Thunder was among the seven. The suggested deal would send Kendrick Perkins, Perry Jones III, Jeremy Lamb and the Thunder-owned protected first-round pick of Toronto to Cleveland in exchange for Varejao.
That, give or take a player or two, has become a popular package floated by many. The numbers work, and there are reasons it makes sense for both teams. Here was Fear the Sword’s logic.
Why it works for OKC – Most reports say that OKC is happy with their team at the moment and aren’t looking to make a deal. Still, you have to think that adding Andy and getting rid of Perkins deal would be something appealing to them. Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefalosha, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Anderson Varejao and a deep bench is a pretty darn good team.
Why it works for Cleveland – Lamb theoretically is perfect with Kyrie Irving, and could even play in three guard sets with Waiters and Irving. I would talk about this for 300 more words, but you have heard enough from me on Lamb. Perry Jones, meh. Maybe he figures things out. I don’t know. The first round pick should be pretty valuable.”
There's no chance okc does that.. If any of you believe that your fooling yourself..
Other trade scenarios:
Tempting but no thanks.Houston - Rockets send Chandler Parsons and Terrence Jones and an unprotected 2015 first round draft pick to Cleveland for Anderson Varejao.
Hell no!Boston - Boston sends Jared Sullinger Courtney Lee, Jason Collins and their 2013 1st Round Draft pick for Anderson Varejao
This I might consider. They can hold onto Landry Fields and maybe throw in a pick, then I would jump at the offer.Toronto - Toronto sends Landry Fields, Jonas Valanciunas, and Terrence Ross to Cleveland for Anderson Varejao.
Not bad... but no picks and I hate Michael Beasley. He's worthless, selfish, and a headcase.San Antonio and Phoenix - Phoenix recieves Tyler Zeller, Alonzo Gee, Tiago Splitter, and Matt Bonner. San Antonio receives Anderson Varejao, Omri Casspi and the Cavs Lakers/Miami pick, and Cleveland receives Kawhi Leonard, Marcin Gortat, and Michael Beasley.
Potentially, but I don't think it is enough. Don't want a non-lottery pick.Minnesota - Minnesota sends Memphis' 2013 first round pick (lottery protected), Nikola Pekovic, and Alexey Shved for Anderson Varejao.
Again no picks. So no thanks.Denver - Denver sends Danilo Gallinari, Kosta Koufos, and Quincy Miller for Anderson Varejao.
I'd actually do this even with no picks. You are getting the same thing in Fields that you have in Gee and both just got new contracts so that would be the only thing that would suck about this but you could have Fields come off the bench to play with the scorer Ross and then Gee start with Waiters or even possibly flip flop to see who is more comfortable in each role. I would also love the scoring potential of a 3 guard set with Irving, Waiters and Ross where Ross could do what he does best and sharp shoot from the outside while the other two do what they do best in slashing lanes and collapsing defenses and kicking out even though Waiters has fallen in love with the outside shot more this year. Then you throw in JV and every fan can stop moaning about what would have been if they didn't draft TT and they have a Center option for the next multiple years to grow with the other youngsters. I think this would be the best deal besides the OKC one but I don't see either one of them going down. Have no idea why Toronto would do something like this unless they think they are ready to compete now and start dealing some of their other pieces for guys like Gasol to do just that. Then again they were dumb enough to give Fields that kind of money so who knows how dumb they really are.Toronto - Toronto sends Landry Fields, Jonas Valanciunas, and Terrence Ross to Cleveland for Anderson Varejao.
Only deal I would really have a problem with out of all of those would be the Boston one. Sullinger should not be the centerpiece of a trade to get AV, their draft pick sucks, not a fan of Jason Collins as he isn't young and not really good and Courtney Lee would probably just get in the developmental way of Waiters.
I'd rate it as: (best to worst)
3. Everything else (but Boston)
One crappy thing about trading AV is that they would be losing a great guy and all around great team player. Guy just is never an issue and is ready to do anything for this team. Thats hard to find in todays NBA.
Jessica Camerato: Varejao on trade talks (cont'd): "If I get traded, I get traded. It's nothing I can I do. I'm happy in CLE. I'm happy w/the organization." Twitter @JCameratoNBAJessica Camerato: Varejao on trade talks: "I can't control it. All I've got to do is keeping playing hard, keep playing my game, keep helping this team." Twitter @JCameratoNBA
Well if the Toronto thing is true then maybe they would be willing to part with JV and Ross. Then try getting Gasol from the Lakers and they could try competing around Gasol, Calderon, Derozan, Ed Davis and Bargs.Varejao is playing like an All-Star this season and he has stayed healthy. A number of teams in contention, led once again by the Timberwolves, are in the hunt for him. The Cavs want multiple young assets or draft picks back in return. Again, I don't see a perfect fit. The Bucks are a possibility, as they have a number of interesting young bigs. I wouldn't be shocked to see the Raptors go after him as well. They have a number of interesting young players (Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross anyone?) and the rumblings out of Toronto sound as though it needs to start winning now. ESPN.com
http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/cleveland_cavaliersBut the Cavs are notorious for asking for the moon and the stars in trade talks, and sources indicate they're playing the same game with Varejao. And, get this: At least one league executive believes the Cavaliers have no intention of trading Varejao this season, because they want to keep him around so that they can make a pitch in two years for ... wait for it ... LeBron, who can opt out of his deal with the Heat after the 2013-14 season. That's just this exec's hypothesis, though; the Cavaliers, it must be stressed, are not saying that's their plan. NBA.com
Will AV be able to do what he is doing now though in 2 years when Lebron can opt out is the question or would a young addition that is given two years to grow look better with KI, Waiters and TT in 2 years and whatever other draft selections they make. I don't see this being true but less an exec trying to speculate even though that is what everything is right now.
http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/cleveland_cavaliersSteve Kyler: Whats up with Spurs and trades? ---> not very active. Heard they inquired about Anderson Varejăo, not much traction Twitter @stevekylerNBA