In a story about who might be included in a Carmelo Anthony deal, Ken Berger from CBS wrote the following yesterday:
“From the beginning of the Melodrama, Denver’s wish list of veteran replacements for Anthony has been consistent:Joakim Noah, Andrei Kirilenko, Andre Iguodala, Gerald Wallace or Anderson Varejao.
Sources say numerous teams have inquired about Varejao, but the Cavs won’t even entertain such talks unless they’re getting a superstar in return; Anthony, for one, has made it clear he wouldn’t sign an extension in Cleveland.”
Now obviously there’s no way that Carmelo would ever come to Cleveland. Ever. So that’s not why I point this out. I do so only for two reasons. One, I suppose now it’s possible that Andy could be included in a 3 or 4 way deal that eventually moves ‘Melo somewhere other than Cleveland whereas that never crossed my mind before. Who the Cavs could get back in a scenario like that is anyone’s guess.
The second reason I mention this is only to say that I hope Andy doesn’t get dealt. I put the guy’s picture in the banner here at Stepien Rules for a reason. He could be a building block…the defensive anchor inside to Hickson’s explosive offensive abilities around the basket. I don’t want him traded, I like the Cavs front-line prospects this season…but anything could happen I suppose.