LBJ for Dwight?
ESPN had proposed this trade and to me it sure makes a lot of sense for both franchises!
so why would both teams do such a move?
For Orlando it comes down to to stability! You trade a mega star who could possibly walk for one who you have for the next 5 seasons!
I mean Lebron is signed to a long term deal, so Orlando knows they have a franchise player for years to come. They no doubt make the playoffs and will be a top team in The East. Now are they a championship team, no...but they are not one now either!
What's the risk? well Lebron will not be happy about this deal and he will be bitter for a bit....yet he could be driven, this could give himself a chance to prove he can lead a team by himself! But make no mistake about it, Lebron would be pissed. But could that drive him? Plus there is not much hope that they can make this team much better anytime soon thanks to that December deal w/ Phoenix and Washington, basically Hedo and Gilbert are on the books for 3 more years and no one is gonna trade for either one.
But with Van Gundy coaching, Nelson, Gilbert (albiet a shell of his old self), Hedo, JJ Reddick and Brandon Bass making a nice core of players to surrond Lebron with to be a relevant team in the league, again if they only had Gortat still they would have a legit shot at winning The East.
I would pull the trigger on this deal in a hearbeat!
For Miami they trade away one of the single best players in the league and actually improve!
Chalmers or Bibby
That is a perfectly rounded starting 5 and they actually are more scary than their current lineup. Mike Miller, Chalmers and Bosh's ability to spread the floor opens so much opportunity for D Wade and Dwight.
Now the quasi risk is that Dwight could walk at the end of the season but Dwight claims he is about winning and no way he doesnt win a title with this team....plus lets say he walks, that clears space for Mia. to go after Chris Paul or Deron Williams! Which either move (Paul or Williams) keeps Miami a title contender this is a low risk high reward move for Mia.
But I Highly doubt Dwight would walk, think about it if they came to Dwight while they were steam rolling the league and offered him max money for max years (whatever that will be in the new CBA) he would not say no! He would be winning, getting his money and would still be regarded as the best Center in the League.
- Rep Power
I think LBJ doesn't want to play with scrubs again like he did for 7 years in Cleveland. He went to MIA to play with 2 superstars, who are his buddies so I don't see that trade happening.
Originally Posted by InGodsHands
gotta remember he literally has no leverage in saying where he plays! Miami can trade him anywhere they see fit!
Now likely this trade does not go down, but it won't be because Lebron has say so!
Again if I was Riley or Otis Smith I would do this deal
If Lebron got traded to Orlando he can kiss his dreams of ever winning a championship good bye. All he'll have is a bunch of scrubs and a bloated contract in Gilbert Arenas.
Originally Posted by AmareForPresident
HOW ABOUT CLOSE THREAD
GO TO PROSPORTSDAILY AND POST THIS CRAP
SINCE WHEN WAS THIS A MIAMI HEAT FORUM ????
WOW your hate for The Heat has literally blinded you and made you dumb!
Originally Posted by DontForgetDerekHarper
This thread is in the NBA section on the forum, which is where posters are allowed to post about other teams and players who are not Knicks!
It would make the Heat a powerhouse defensively and Dwayne Wade would have the freedom to run the offense and just feed Bosh/Dwight all day
I dont know any team that could stop that front court except for maybe Portland(Aldridge, Camby) and the Lakers (Gasol, Bynum),
- Rep Power
Crazier trades have been made, but I don't see it happening