Obviously, Lebron needs a superstar big man....so who will it be?

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Assuming he stays in Cleveland, he needs a big man to be a perennial contender.

The series against the Magic has proven that no superstar perimeter player (other than MJ) can win a championship without a great big man.
Magic/Kareem, Kobe/Shaq, West/Chamberlain, Pierce/Garnett

Unless the big man is the team's star (ie. Duncan, Olajuwon, Howard), then the guard cannot do it alone. A great center can win with a team of very goodplayers, but a great perimeter player cannot do the same, he needs a big man.

So who does Lebron need in order to win a championship in Cleveland?

2010 free agents:

Yao
Bosh
Amare
Dirk

any others?
 
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Dirk would be the best fit I think, with a defensive minded center.

They also need to move Delonte to the bench and find a bigger 2 guard who can Defend and shoot.
 
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Originally Posted by Not a sneak

Dirk would be the best fit I think, with a defensive minded center.

They also need to move Delonte to the bench and find a bigger 2 guard who can Defend and shoot.
Why would they move Delonte to the bench?

Here's a thought....tell me what you all think...

how about move Delonte to the 1, and have Mo come off the bench in a year or two in a "Jason Terry" type of role?

That being said, they do have to address their weakness on the inside. Getting a LEGIT low-post threat is a must...

now, off of that list, Yao has a ton of injury problems...who knows how long his legs will stay intact. Second, as much as I like Dirk's game, he will be33 in 2010.

The Cavs don't need a superstar at the 4/5. Even having a guy in the mold of a Paul Millsap would be a help.

It's gonna be an interesting offseason.
 
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No big time free agent is coming to Cleveland. his only hope of playing with a quality big man is going to another team
 

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Why did you list the free agents available in 2010?

Wouldn't the Cavs want to do something THIS offseason, like signing Mo last season?

What bigs are available this offseason?
 
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Originally Posted by Not a sneak

Dirk would be the best fit I think, with a defensive minded center.
Yeah, they should probably just trade LBJ to Dallas...

Second, as much as I like Dirk's game, he will be 33 in 2010.
You seen signs of aging?
His game ain't the kindthat's gonna see a sharp fall off, I don't think... It ain't like he relies on athleticism or explosiveness like guys like Marion, JermaineO'Neal, etc...

Dirk has good years left... Especially if he gets in a situation where he ain't carrying a team on his back like he has been in Dallas for the last severalyears, and he doesn't have to worry about going off for 30+ every single night in order for his team to win...
how about move Delonte to the 1, and have Mo come off the bench in a year or two in a "Jason Terry" type of role?


Nah, Mo is an All-star... He ain't goin for that...
 
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Originally Posted by CJ003

No big time free agent is coming to Cleveland. his only hope of playing with a quality big man is going to another team
exactly, no way they can get another "superstar" in Cleveland
 

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Mo Williams isn't a superstar, but he helped tremendously. Just because they just got bounced right now doesn't negate that mo Williams was a niceaddition to the Cleveland LeBrons.

So I would look for the Cavs to land an above average big man, not a Dwight Howard type or Yao Ming or anything.
 
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