A huge game tonight for the Cavs, Celtics, any team with cap room to go after Lebron(Knicks) and every other team in the East. As a Bucks fan I do not want Lebron to stay in Cleveland. If he leaves Cleveland that franchise would be dead and for the Bucks that would be one less team to worry about in the East.
Everybody talks about Lebron to the Knicks and has for a few years. The Knicks have done a good job of clearing money to make a run at Lebron, and other big money free agents.
Look, the Knicks are getting something this summer. Whether it is Lebron or Joe Johnson and Carlos Boozer, the Knicks will get better. If they swing either deal I think they could vault into the top four or five in the East instantly, ahead of Milwaukee. No matter what, the Knicks are getting better this summer.
If Lebron stays in Cleveland the Cavs can be penciled in for at least 60 wins for the foreseeable future. If the Knicks make a couple big moves they will also a safe bet to be in the top half of the Eastern Conference playoffs for years. For me, Lebron moving out of Cleveland is a numbers game, if he leaves that is one less team ahead of our Bucks.
I really feel every fan of every team in the East should be pulling for Boston tonight. For the teams that have a shot at Lebron this summer the reason is obvious, they could get Lebron. For the other teams it means one team will definitely be weakened(Cavs), and may never recover.
A lot of this depends on a couple of things happening which I think will, no matter what happens with Lebron, Chicago and New York are getting something this summer. Both places are good destinations and both have money. We need somebody to get weaker and Cleveland gets the short end of the stick.