In line with The Athletic’s Sam Amick, the Cleveland Cavaliers are prepared to take heed to affords forward of the NBA commerce deadline.
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It was Jan. 17 that the then-6-7 Cleveland Cavaliers discovered themselves tied for sixth place within the Japanese Convention.
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However within the NBA, what a distinction lower than a month could make.
Heading into Friday night time’s matchup in opposition to the Portland Path Blazers, the Cavs discover themselves out of the Japanese Convention playoff image. At 10-16 on the season and having misplaced every of its final 5 video games, Cleveland seems to be destined for a 3rd consecutive spring wherein the NBA Draft Lottery will likely be a much bigger a part of its plans than the postseason.
Because of this, do not be shocked to listen to a number of gamers on the Cavs’ roster speculated about within the weeks heading into the NBA commerce deadline. In line with Sam Amick of The Athletic, Cleveland is without doubt one of the staff’s thought of “open for enterprise” — as are the Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder.
Whereas the Cavs’ youthful gamers, together with Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and Isaac Okoro, would doubtless be off-limits in any potential commerce, Cleveland possesses numerous veterans who might assist assist the efforts of contenders. In significantly, Andre Drummond is at the moment within the closing season of his contract and does not seem to have a future with the Cavs following the acquisition of Jarrett Allen.
Different veterans on Cleveland’s roster who might draw curiosity embrace ahead Taurean Prince, heart Javale McGee and even perhaps Kevin Love. The NBA commerce deadline is scheduled for March 25.