Posted December 24, 2007 06:34 AMDecember 24, 2007 06:34 AMThe best news to come out of Sunday's debacle is that the Cavs are seeking to
trade Larry Hughes, according to league sources. Sure, Hughes has struggled
offensively and he has spent most of his time injured as a member of the Cavs, but
what makes this possible move a good one is the Cavs are in need of a few
changes. A shake-up is in store. Let's hope Damon Jones is also on that list to get
traded because he is rotting so bad on the bench that he didn't even get any
time despite how bad the Cavs played against the Golden State Warriors. Right
now, this team is inconsistent on defense and offense and a move to bring some
new life onto this team could be the best thing to turn this season
around. If this roster remains the same after the trade deadline in February,
don't make any reservations for a long run in the postseason.
Hughes reportedly being shopped
Larry Hughes' time with the Cavaliers might be just about over. According to several league sources, the Cavs have contacted several teams about a deal involving the 6-5 guard.
One source said the Washington Wizards are one of those teams and another source said another team is in the Atlantic Division.
Hughes spent three years with the Wizards before signing a free-agent deal with the Cavs in 2005 worth between $65 million and $70 million.
The trade deadline is Feb. 21.
"Hughes will be gone way before then," said one source, who did not want to be identified.
The relationship between the Cavs and Hughes has not gone well. Hughes was GM Danny Ferry's biggest signing, but Hughes' two-plus seasons have been riddled with injuries. When healthy, Hughes has not been comfortable in the Cavs' offense, which takes away from his strength as a slasher. He's instead asked to take outside shots, which is not one of his strengths.
Last season, Hughes was moved out of position to point guard. This year, at his insistence, he was moved back to shooting guard but now comes off the bench. He is shooting a career-low 33.8 percent from the field.
*+*! THAT BUM
Ferry should be gone too for creating this mess.