Nathaniel Friedman boldy predicts that Mike Brown will be fired.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting worse and worse. The rest of the NBA is getting better and better. The Cavs’ front office has screwed up at pretty much every turn, and now the NBA’s best player must be thinking about life beyond Cleveland. Like maybe in Brooklyn, where that cap space being cleared practically has James’ name on it.
Why aren’t the Cavs in on any of the big trade powwows? Simple: They don’t have any tradable assets. Everyone is overpaid, under contract for too long, or, as in the case of Drew Gooden, offers nothing to get other teams stoked.
And so, in a shrewd attempt to keep James’ eye from wandering, coach Mike Brown will be fired — probably as soon as the Cavs are eliminated from the playoffs.
James is playing strictly for regional and personal pride but is not about to slack off. But with the team powerless to get him real help, this is the best it can do to publicly shake up a sinking ship.Â Â To catch Nathaniel’s other bold predictions click below.
Source:Â Sporting News