Feb 19, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng (9) drives against Orlando Magic small forward Tobias Harris (12) and center Nikola Vucevic (9) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cavaliers don't need a first for Luol Deng, talking with Wizards

It appears as though the Clevealdn Cavaliers are more anxious to trade forward Luol Deng than most initially thought. 

Not only have the Cavaliers dropped their asking price for the talented defensive stopper, but they are in talks with the Washington Wizards about sending Deng to D.C.

Although it usually isn’t a surprise to see a team on the outside of the playoffs looking in, but the 22-33 Cavaliers just traded for Deng in early January and have won their last five games.

The Wizards, who have acquired point guard Andre Miller from the Denver Nuggets by sending forward Jan Vesely to the Nuggets and point guard Eric Maynor to the Philadelphia 76ers, look serious about attempting to not only secure a playoff spot, but advancing past the first round.

Deng is averaging 17.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season while Ariza is putting up 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

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