G/F Ruben Patterson, last seen in Denver getting grumpy with George Karl over playing time, has been traded to Milwaukee in exchange for F Joe Smith.

The Oregonian’s John Canzano wrote yesterday that Patterson once absconded with a set of Blazers-issued luggage that belonged to Omar Cook. Hopefully, Ruben still has those bags and shall be paying strict attention to the new rules regarding carry-on items.

Is Quicken Loans’ Dan Gilbert trying to turn the Cavs into the Pistons Jr.? That’s kinda what former Cleveland PA announcer Ronnie Duncan is claiming, though to Gilbert’s slight credit, he never did seal the deal with Larry Brown.