THIS IS 100% SPECULATION AND NOT A LOT OF SALARY CAP RESEARCH WAS INVOLVED.
I was cruising the Wolves’ sites and I noticed this trade speculation post from the Timberwolves Today blog. It involved Eric Snow for Marko Jaric and it threw my mind into speculation mode.
If the Timberwolves don’t sign Al Jefferson, the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the perfect place for him. Does anyone know if the Cavs would have the cap room for this move next year?
Read this article from the Willoughby-News Herald in northeast Ohio about James’ disappointment with management for not signing Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao. The King is pissed that other teams in the east get better while his stood pat or even downgraded.
The Cavs have to keep the King sated. Why not try to draw Al Jefferson to that team? Can you imagine those two on a team for 6 or 7 years moving forward? I’m not sure how a max deal would work for Jefferson with the Hughes and Ilgauskas contracts taking up a huge chunk, but I definitely see this being a possibility, and a very frightening one if the point of getting Jefferson is to build around him.
If you’re Jefferson and an offer is made to go play with the King, why wouldn’t you go?
At least he’s restricted.