Cavs Want to Resign Andy Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic

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According to George Thomas on Ohio.com, the Cavs would like to keep Andy and Sasha on their roster for next season.

Both players are restricted free agents, and General Manager, Danny Ferry, can begin negotiations on July 1st.

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15 Comments

  1. These are good resigns. Andy is a big with alot of energy, and that is hard to get in this league. I’m sure he’ll grow as a player and make fewer mistakes. His offense getting any better is questionable, but he does give the Cavs good energy and rebounding coming off the bench.

    Sasha has grown as a player. He has gotten better throughout the season, and I expect him to be even better next season. He has potential, and with time, he’ll be able to consistently finish plays.

  2. Sasha, yes. Andy, no. He makes way too many mental mistakes at key points in games. Plus we need offense, and that’s something he can’t provide.

  3. If they lose Andy, they’d take a big hit. They have guards. Gibson, Snow, Hughes, and Brown. LJ pretty much plays guard too. Andy is a scrappy player who gives the Cavs more posessions. They need him. I’d even say he’s more imp. than Sasha if I had to choose.

  4. We need offense. Drew and Z can rebound and give us more posessions. The team needs offense. Andy is OK, but as we saw in the Finals, this team needs someone to put up points.

  5. They’re both young and have room for growth. I say good move, resign them both. They’ll get better over time.

  6. Not sure how it all works but I would package Andy with Jones, Marshall, Newble, Pollard, and Hughes and get a good center and up and coming point.

  7. I don’t think we can afford to lose Varejao. He’s good, he’s young, and with Z getting up in the years, Andy might be the starting center soon. Varejao gives me what I look for in a big man, decent defense in the post, decent help defense, and solid rebounding. Everything beyond that is gravy. I love Sasha, but given the Cavs current salary situation, and given that LeBron has a big decision to make in a few years about whether Cleveland has done enough to merit him staying, I think Sasha is the piece you can move to solve the PG issue. I think a sign and trade with Pavlovic would be our best bet. It’s also time to see what we can salvage for Larry Hughes. Pick up a decent player and a new overpaid vet to even out the cap. We’ll see what we can do with the MLE. It’s important that this team does what it can to improve in the offseason to hold off the rest of the EC and approach title-worthy, and maybe most importantly, to keep LBJ satisfied and in Cleveland. GO CAVS!

  8. Stephen, I agree. Varejao is a crucial player on this team. It’s so hard to find big men to buy into the concept of good solid defense, and have the amount of energy he brings to the floor each time he plays. He’s a solid defender and rebounder.

    As for Hughes, I would use him to get a decent point guard. His salary is at 12,000,000. Word is the Cavs may have a shot at going after Mike Bibby. Now that would be a nice addition, in my opinion. But you’re right, we have to work on making some changes this offseason to defend our EC championship, be competitive in the Finals, and keep James interested in the direction of this organization.

  9. It’s gonna take Drew and Sasha or Andy to get Mike. They’ve been down this road before, and I think it would be a good deal for the Cavs. They need a true pg. Hughes is not a true pg, he’s more of a shooter. Gibson is also a shooter and works better coming off the bench. And Lebron is the go to guy. He should rarely if ever play point. The offense should run to him, not away from him. The managers need to do whatever possible to get the team a point guard for next season.

  10. If they have to give up Drew and Sasha, or especially Drew and Andy, I say that’s not a good deal. Yeah, we’ll have a true veteran point guard, but our front court would suffer. Lack of post players = reliance on a perimeter game, lack of rebounders = fewer possessions. I don’t like the odds with that one. Keep Bibby if it’s at that expense.

  11. It’s gonna be harder to keep Andy because other teams will probably be willing to pay him more. The Houston Rockets are looking at him. He is definitely valuable to the team and it’s going to be interesting to see how the negotiatons pan out.

  12. Like I said, they can take Andy and a few others, just get us a good point guard that can dish and get his offense going quickly, and get us a good center cause Z is aging, nothing against him though. He’s been valuable to this team. It’s just time to get some players in here who can help us in our fight for a championship next year.

  13. I want to see them both on the team next year, so I hope we’re able to extend the necessary offers to keep them. They’re part of this teams core makeup,

  14. i think one of the two will be gone next season, and if i had to pick i say it’s gonna be sasha

  15. i love sasha and he should come back to salt lake cityyyy


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