The NBA free agency period is open and in full swing, which means we’re going to be hearing lots of names be kicked around when it comes to possibly changing uniforms and when it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers they’re looking to find guys this offseason who want to not only change over to their uniform but make it more than something the clean the bar off with at the end of the night.
The Cavs brand is damaged goods, but there are ways for the team to improve which is what the front office is shooting for. One player that the Cavs think might help them next seaosn is Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward and there have been reports all day that the team is ready to offer him a max offer sheet.
Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports hears otherwise though, reporting that the Jazz may scare the Cavs off from offering Hayward a max deal.
Cleveland's belief that Utah will match any Hayward offer sheet is strongly discouraging Cavs from extending one, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2014
Hayward might not mind a max offer though, as it sounds like the Jazz would match it but the Cavaliers may skip the whole deal now knowing that their chances of landing Hayward are lower than they thought.
It was a bold idea, but the Cavaliers aren’t a destination yet and they may not be able to lure in guys they want unless it’s through restricted free agency like this situation is. Even still, nothing is a sure thing and the Cavaliers landing Hawyward is looking more and more unlikely.