Weeks removed from one of the most lopsided and painful thrashings in NBA Finals history, the Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry is now looking for a formidable sidekick to stand aside LeBron James and push the Cavaliers a little further up the peak of the mountain. With the Cavaliers already feeling the critical free-agency mistake they committed by signing an underachieving Larry Hughes to a maximum contract, the front office is now looking to make up for it by adding or moving some pieces in the line-up. Yahoo! Rumors write:
For starters, Larry Hughes should and will be on the trading block once the Cavaliers pull something off. He has been decent, but he has yet to earn his money's worth especially through his dismal display of basketball in this year's playoffs. With the emergence of Daniel Gibson, it is hard to picture Hughes' place in the line-up. Out of all the mentioned projected names however, only Zach Randolph or Shawn Marion strikes a nerve. Jason Richardson and Rashard Lewis will just clog the line-up. Jason Richardson will be an offensive asset, but he is not the Cavaliers' thing. Rashard Lewis and LeBorn James will just compete for ball possession, so he is better off in the Orlando Magic. On the other hand, Zach Randolph will put another scorer, an easy-one at that down at the post, at LeBron James' army. It is also a pain to see how un-athletic the Cavaliers' big men look. Randolph is a perfect wrap. The only question right now is the Portland Trailblazers' interest in any of the Cleveland Cavaliers not named LeBron.