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Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

Posted on: February 25, 2010 5:53 pm
 
Word that Zydrunas Ilgauskas has reached his anticipated buyout agreement with the Wizards has several organizations -- Atlanta, Denver, Utah -- experiencing the fleeting hope that the 7-3 center could give them some much-needed size for the postseason. Let's not kid ourselves, though: Z is going back to Cleveland once the league-mandated 30-day waiting period to re-sign with the team that traded him comes and goes.

The teams courting Ilgauskas are "fighting the good fight," according to one person with knowledge of the situation. But everyone involved knows that Ilgauskas, who has spent his entire career in Cleveland and is viewed by LeBron James as a necessary ingredient in the Cavs' pursuit of a championship, is going back from whence he came.

Is it fair that players who are traded for the sole purpose of making the salaries add up can return to the team that traded him? The same thing happened last season, when the Pistons traded Antonio McDyess and re-signed him in 30 days. It's not really a question of fairness, though. Rules are rules. It's a question of whether owners will be willing to back up their complaints about Z returning to Cleveland and lobby for eliminating this loophole in the new CBA.

They'll think twice, I predict, because they might just be the ones benefiting from the same chicanery in the future.



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miamivice82
Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2010 3:05 pm
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sman1965
Since: May 19, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2010 1:08 pm
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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2010 8:40 pm
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

I agree that the "return to sender" rule is dumb, but the best way around it is to just eliminate the rule that the total salaries of each package of players exchanged have to be basically equal for two teams in a trade. That way, fewer players would be traded just to make the salaries line up in the first place, and each team can just get who they really want in a deal.


miamivice82
Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 1:58 pm
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Since: May 3, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2010 10:52 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

You should probably just kill yourself.  You seem unhappy.


sdpride2
Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 10:20 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2010 9:52 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

But everyone involved knows that Ilgauskas, who has spent his entire career in Cleveland and is viewed by as a necessary ingredient in the Cavs' pursuit of a championship, is going back from whence he came. First,
" " already means "from where," so if you say "he is going back from whence he came," you are really saying "he is going back from from where he came," which doesn't make any sense. I know it sounds strange but that is because whence is a weird word that nobody uses, and it should stay that way.

Second, I think this is a brilliant move by the Cavs. More depth means more options. The Celtics had the same thing when they won their championship with P.J. Brown off the bench - a veteran guy, but Zyrdunas can also knock down the jump shot and occasional three from the corner, something the Cavs need.



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2010 9:27 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

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The construction “from whence” has been criticized as redundant since the 18th century. It is true that whence incorporates the sense of from: a remote village, whence little news reached the wider world. Although from whence has been used steadily by reputable writers since the 14th century, most notably in the King James Bible: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" (Psalms). Such a respectable precedent makes it difficult to label the construction as incorrect. Still, it may be observed that whence (like thence) is most often used nowadays to impart an archaic or highly formal tone to a passage, and that this effect is probably better realized if the archaic syntax of the word without “from” is preserved as well.

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Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 8:30 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

what professional sports league has a referee put in jail for fixing outcomes of games, all its tim donahe of the NBA, and ken berger is a moron



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2010 8:25 am
 

Z-to-Cavs a foregone conclusion

if the 1965 part of your name suggests that was the year you were born, sman, then you are really a sad person.


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