It’s been a busy offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers but there has been little to show for it in the end. Despite numerous trade talks and a lot of chest puffing about LeBron James, the only major move the Cavaliers have made this summer is to hire a new head coach.
Hiring a new head coach is a good thing, but fans want to see progress with the roster and despite rumors of LeBron James returning, the Cavaliers need to fortify their roster anyway they can. The easiest way to make a splash and change up the roster is to make some trades and that’s what Cleveland has been fielding calls about this offseason.
According to Sam Amico from Fox Sports Ohio, the Cavaliers are open to trading almost everyone outside of Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson.
They’ve been talking to a couple of teams about trades, and they are more than willing to bring on another All-Star and enhance the roster should they land LeBron. Everyone other than Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson can be had for the right price, sources said. It should be noted that, yes, the Cavs strongly prefer to retain No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as well.
This really comes as no surprise but the only valuable assets the Cavaliers have outside of the three players they won’t trade are Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack. It all comes down to whether or not they’ll be able to move them for the right price as teams have held off from trading for either player up to this point which means no one will be overpaying the Cavaliers to make a trade this summer.
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