The trade machine said it’s a better deal for Cleveland than the ones you proposed:

1)Randle is close to putting up All-Star numbers.

2) Clarkson is better than any guard playing for the Cavs right now (highest PER), except for the 10 minutes per week when Wade shows some life. (And he’s a bargain compared to Jeff Teague!)

3) Magic is not going to give up Ingram.

4) While Lebron is still capable of dominating both ends, he is not playing any defense this season, and the Cavs are playing at a far slower pace than the Lakers.

So if you want to call my unwillingness to ruin a good young team by trading for a great player who might only stay with the franchise for a couple of years being a homer, go right ahead.

BTW, if trading Lebron is such a great idea, why not bring Lebron to Minnesota? It would be great to finally reunite Lebron and Wiggins!

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