Finnan also states that the Cavs may not want to include Andrew Wiggins but realize they most likely have to. Lets break down a this trade a bit for both the good and bad that would come from it.
Bad: Love can become a free agent at the end of the season and could leave if unhappy after a year.
Good: Brewer provides an athletic defender to help James on that end of the floor.
Bad: Brewer is not a good shooter or ball handler.
Good: Only 2 pieces of this year’s roster moved.
Bad: Both were expected to be big pieces taking minutes at least off the bench.
Good: Only a 2018 pick is involved leaving the Cavs 3 picks next year to either trade or add cheap talent around the expensive Big 3, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson. This is huge either way. Second best thing outside of getting Love.
Bad: James could age quickly (or leave) and Love could leave meaning the ’18 pick is very valuable.
Good: Cavs keep Waiters, Thompson, and Anderson Varejao who will play huge roles on a championship level team.
Bad: Giving up Wiggins is a huge deal. He was hyped for years for a reason.
Good: Keeping Brendan Haywood is huge as a big man off the bench and his perfectly trade-able huge deal next off-season.
Bad: If picks aren’t used Haywood is your 2nd center with a limited talent base.
How do you feel about this framework as laid out?