Hakem Dermish: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

The Future is Now
Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 30, 2016

Wait 'til next year.  NEXT year is our year.  They should blow this team up.  

Things we won't be saying this summer. We can finally toss out those tired thoughts like 3-day-old guacamole. 

Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin recently told ESPN Radio, "We do intend to keep this group together and see what we're capable of."

We saw what this team is capable of. They came back down 3-1 to win the NBA Championship. Everyone witnessed that. Are they capable of more? Like back-to-back titles? Of course they’re capable of more, but how do you get more from a team that just won a title. A simple idea can be applied: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

‎"I think our best basketball's in front of us because we finally organically grew to the point that we were ready to achieve something together," Griffin said. 

I like organic and I’m not just talking about the fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market where I live in Brunswick. I appreciate it when an organization allows its team to grow naturally. No GMOs. No artificial sweeteners. Nothing fake.

What we saw from the Cavs was real. Did they argue amongst each other during the season? Of course they did. That’s what teams do, but it didn’t define them. The Cavs were authentic. It wasn’t forced. We heard Lebron tell his teammates to “follow his lead.” They did. The Cavaliers were united because they were invested in each other.

The Cavs have six free agents and will have to make some decisions as to how to duplicate a championship season.


Lebron isn’t going anywhere. J.R. Smith - with or without a shirt – isn’t rolling out of town.

Matthew Dellavedova, Timofey Mozgov, James Jones and Dahntay Jones are the question marks.

‎I like Delly, but there’s talk about him getting a contract in the $9-10 million dollar per year neighborhood. The Cavs aren’t playing in that neighborhood. Cleveland’s payroll was $108 million in 2015-16, the highest payroll in the NBA this past season. Yet, the Cavs didn’t buy a championship, they earned it.

The front office strongly believes in what Lebron and company created in Cleveland. The Cavs not only created a championship, they created a belief that their best basketball is still ahead.

Can’t wait ‘til next year.