Don't the Cleveland Cavaliers Have to Get Rid Of Delonte West?

Ray StoneCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2010

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 29:  Delonte West #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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I know you heard those rumors just like I did.  I won't go into details at all. 

Nobody seems to talk about it, but let’s keep it real—Delonte West needed to be out of there yesterday if the Cleveland Cavaliers want to keep LeBron James in town.


They can’t be serious!!

That is a no-brainer! What are the Cavs thinking about? 

Somebody in the Cleveland front office has Twitter; they had to have caught wind of the alleged situation.   

So they need to take action…don’t they? 

Losing the all–world, hometown legend James would be an impossible blow for the franchise to recover from.  They will feel that sting for years to come.

It seems to me that the smart thing for the Cavs to do is move West immediately.  Just because!  

He is a clutch lefty scorer, but hey, you can find another Delonte West, but not another King James.

Sure, signing Byron Scott was a nice move, but LeBron’s peace of mind has to be priority No. 1! 

I think coach Scott could relate well with the young Cleveland players and get them over the hump—that is, as long as they have the King suiting up for them.

But who knows what James will decide?

If I were the Cavs, I would make sure Delonte West and his personal life has no factor in his decision. 

They should just trade him for a future draft pick, retool, and keep it moving with the new coach.

This summer should be all about one thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Word to the mother!