This is what I’m talking about

Rather than add target a big name, the Cavs are looking to use their $14 million trade exception to help facilitate deals for other teams:

According to ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard, the Nets, Nuggets, and Cavs almost completed a three-way deal that would have sent Carmelo to New Jersey, Favors, Devin Harris, a lot of picks, and the Cavs’ 14.5 million trade exception to Denver, and Troy Murphy and two first-round picks to the Cavs. According to Broussard, the deal fell through because Carmelo wouldn’t sign an extension with the Netsand the Cavs and Nuggets both want the Warriors’ top-7 protected 2012 1st-rounder, which the Nets currently possess.

This is exactly the type of deal GM Chris Grant should be looking for.  Sure, they may have to take on some salary (and Troy Murphy sucks), but any time you can net multiple first rounders, that’s a good thing.

More of this, please.

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2 Responses to This is what I’m talking about

  1. Erik says:

    If they could have swapped out the Nets for the Knicks, that dead gets done. Melo is hellbent on becoming a Knick.

    I like the idea of going after first-round picks in 2012 or later. With the labor unrest on the horizon, you just don’t know who might or might not declare for the ’11 draft. You want to make the most out of what will certainly be a very high pick this year, so I’m rooting for Perry Jones, Terence Jones and Jared Sullinger to declare. But in the event they all stay in school for another year and the ’11 draft is a dud, you really need to place your betting chips on the 2012 draft and later.

  2. Ben says:

    I feel they just need to collect as many picks as possible. That’s how they’re going to improve – through the draft.

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