Originally Posted by overdog
I think Mo Williams is a significant upgrade over West. While West is capable of putting up a huge game every now and then, Mo Williams is pretty consistent on a nightly basis. And he shoots a good percentage from the field. Cleveland doesn't really need a pure point guard, since Lebron likes to be the one who creates for his teammates.
The Bucks are definitely worse off because of the deal, but I understand they needed to make room for Ramon Sessions. The Bucks have a history of trading away players right before they hit their prime, such as Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, and now maybe Mo Williams.
Your forgetting a few recent players: T.J. Ford and Yi Jian Lin(spelling?). Yi is defenitely not in prime but he is expected to be a similar player to Kevin Garnett. Of course he could be a flop.
Originally Posted by thinman
I can agree that the point guard spot is crowded, but I expect the Cavs to let Delonte go in free agency or trade one of their young "point" guards.
With LeBron's passing abilities, their point guard really needs only to bring the ball up the court before passing to LeBron and letting him run the offense. With LeBron's passing skills, it's not a bad thing to have a shooter or combo guard at the point.
I stand corrected on my passing point. I was not thinking about LeBron's passing skills when I made my reply.
I still am skeptical of the trade. I just feel like the Cavaliers keep making bad trades 2-3 times a year just to keep LeBron from leaving in 2010. All these trades they make end up bringing the same criticism back about the cavs: They have nobody to help LeBron. Maybe it's the coaching or maybe the GM is making bad trades or maybe this is the trade that brings them to the next level. I just feel like it is one of the first two options.