Cavs Still Doing Their Best Not to Help LeBron

While LeBron James is busy promising international victory for America, his Cavs should be trying to get him support so that ... well, you know the rest. You'd think that would include securing the services of one Delonte West, the wacky, versatile guard who, during the playoffs, often looked like the team's second-best player. ↵
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↵Then why, so far, has this summer seen West tempted by Russia, and now, according to agent Aaron Goodwin, totally disrespected by the Cavs. From the News-Herald: ↵
↵⇥"They made an offer to Delonte for around what they got 'Boobie' to sign for," Goodwin said. "Chris Duhon got $5 million-plus, and he might not even start (for the New York Knicks). All the comparables that we showed them doesn't matter to Cleveland ... They keep saying how much players want to play with LeBron (James). That doesn't work with Delonte." ↵⇥
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↵⇥Goodwin said the Cavs told him they have five or six players who are all around the same level playing-wise. So, he said they want to keep all of those players at the same level contract-wise. ↵
↵Boston and Miami would be into a sign-and-trade, but the Cavs aren't interested. No one wants to make an offer, since the Cavs will match and seal the deal (see also: Varejao, Anderson). West wants to stay with the club; would it absolutely kill the front office to make things easy for everyone? Seriously, if LeBron's going to stay past 2010, his team should probably stop alienating key players, taking advantage of their contract binds, and forcing them to start browsing travel guides. Just a thought.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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