Danny Ferry on the Cleveland side of the deadline deals

by February 22, 2008
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By Sam Rubenstein

Symmetry! Balance! Earlier you had the Chicago GM speak on why they moved Ben Wallace and others, and now it’s Cleveland’s turn. Danny Ferry rationalizes why he made the moves he made, and he gives it to you straight. It was a gamble, but sometimes you have to risk failure to succeed.

“I thought we had a very good team,” Ferry told reporters Thursday evening after trading away half his team with 28 games left in the season. “But I do believe if we could make ourselves better, we should try. Was it a risk? Yes, it was a risk. But we’re going to have to make some decisions that have some risk in them as we go along if we want to continue to build and grow as an organization and a team.

“We took some risks today. But I think they’re good risks. I think we brought in good players, who fit what we think is important to us — the defensive mentality and shooting.”

Very well, Mr. Ferry. You have to respect the candor, even if you may disagree with his moves. Oh by the way, buried at the bottom of that column is the news that Daniel “Boobie” Gibson could be out for 4 to 6 weeks, so the new-look Cavs won’t have their brand new look assembled just yet.