Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/24/13
While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Old friend Delonte West is still waiting for the phone to ring. “As someone who’s always loved West’s tenacity on the court, his defensive smarts, his ability to play a variety of roles depending on what schemes and matchups dictate, and his evident sense of humor, I’d love to see him back in the league, playing important minutes on a team of consequence in games that matter. But when Delonte follows up his promises to straighten up and fly right with the leveler, “I won’t give the media any more excuses,” I get a little more skeptical that we’re going to see that any time soon.” [Devine/Ball Don't Lie] —- Hey, someone thinks training camp will be exciting. “2. Cleveland Browns (27 points). Don’t laugh. Start with a new owner who is getting investigated by the FBI. Add a front office with about 75 different execs who already appear to be working themselves up to a Game of Thrones throwdown. Add new coach Rob Chudzinski and the goofus-and-gallant coordinator tandem of Ray Horton and Norv Turner. Separate Brandon Weeden into a Class of 2012 quarterback and a veteran journeyman on the precipice of a controversy, because he is both. Sprinkle in an odd collection of free agents like Paul Kruger and rookies like Barkevious Mingo. Deduct three points for historic futility. Shake well. Serve with reduced expectations, but a sense that nearly anything can happen.” [Tanier/Sports on Earth] —- “It’s wrong to suggest Cleveland’s flyer on Andrew Bynum3 is totally risk-free. The combined signings of Bynum and Jarrett Jack soak up the cap space Cleveland could have used to nab a big man who might actually play long-term — someone like Tiago Splitter or Pekovic. Cleveland could have splurged on such a player and maintained max-level cap room next summer by dealing Anderson Varejao to one of his many suitors. But the Wolves likely would have matched any Cleveland offer for Pekovic, and signing any player to a big-money deal could rob Cleveland of max-level room in the summer of 2015 — when both Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson will represent massive salary hits in some form. So Cleveland found another way to shoot for the postseason in 2014 — a must after its lottery braggadocio — while maintaining future flexibility. Jack will be a shrewd stabilizing force in the backcourt, and Mike Brown (plus a healthy Varejao) should have this team defending at something closer to a league-average rate.” [Lowe/Grantland] —- Hafner or Reynolds? “Study in futility: Would you trade Travis Hafner for a used car? Wait — that comes far more harshly than I intended it. How about this: Would you trade Travis Hafner for Mark Reynolds?” [Goldman/SB Nation]  
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