This is probably going to make me unpopular. But I don't care.
The Cavs have to trade Anderson Varejao.
Plain and simple. I'm not going to even touch upon what's a fair trade or what he could bring back in a trade; that's for Chris Grant to decide. But after watching Varejao torch the Brooklyn Nets for 35 points and 18 boards, I made up my mind.
Trade the Wild Thing.
Varejao as an All Star, I'd love it. Would I love a playoff run? Of course. Who wouldn’t? But getting into the playoffs as the 7th or 8th seed does this team nothing. The Cavs need another lottery pick, and honestly, they probably need more than that.
They have no bench, and aside from Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, anyone on this team should be able to be had for the right price.
I just don't see how Varejao fits in long-term.
He's 30 and has been injured the last two seasons. In the 2010-11 season, Varejao was ruled out for the year by January 6.
In last season’s lockout-shorte...