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Beasley to Cleveland?


SBjake gets ripped hard around here at times, but one of his ideas got me thinking.

 

Beasley to Cleveland.  Now, I don't think we could get the #4 for him, but what about the only other player we've really wanted from their roster? Varejao.

A couple of observations/assumptions/rumors

  • Cleveland has been rumored to want to trade up to #2 so they can pick Williams
  • Beasley and Williams have been considered "comparable" players
  • Besides the obvious need at SG, we could use a better C.
  • I don't see a HUGE difference between playing Beasley out of position at 3 vs. Williams out of position at 3.

 

Varejao is due 7,700,000 next year (or 3/25,200,000 w/o adding team option) according to hoopshype

Beasley is due 6,262,347 next year

 

I think this will work straight up as a trade and would provide them with the closest player to Williams they can get w/o us giving up the #2.  It gets us a defensive minded center without giving up the #2.

 

Rubio/Ridnour/Flynn

Wes/Webster/Ellington

Williams/Wes/Webster

Love/AR/AT

Varejao/Darko/Pek

 

and Cleveland runs out a new starting lineup featuring Irving, Beasley, and Kanter.

 

We'd obviously still want to make some trades to get ourselves in a position to pick up more help at SG, but Wes/Williams/Love would make up for any lack of 3pt. shooting from Rubio.

 

A follow-up deal could be something like starting the winner of a  AR/Wes/Webster deathmatch at 3 and moving the #2 for Iggy.

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