Mar 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert speaks during the jersey retirement ceremony for Zydrunas Ilgauskas (not pictured) at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers rumors: Want to trade for non-guaranteed contracts

The Cleveland Cavaliers clearly won free agency with their wooing of LeBron James though it remains to be seen if they’ll be able to add additional pieces to compliment their young roster. Some don’t think such a move is needed as the Cavaliers are best served keeping their current cast of players, despite their youth.

But there are many others who feel that the Cleveland Cavaliers need to make a big name trade for an All-Star talent to place alongside LeBron James. That seems to be the thinking of the Cavaliers front office as well as Yahoo Sports is reporting Cleveland is attempting to trade for non-guaranteed contracts.

So what’s the reasoning behind such a move? Well, the Cleveland Cavaliers hope is that they’ll be able to add additional salary that they’d then be able to trade away. In that scenario the acquiring team could then waive those players and be off the hook for their salary, making it a pure cash dump. The Cavaliers meanwhile would be able to acquire a ‘high level’ player in exchange.

If that seems to be a bit of a pipe dream scenario, that’s likely because it is. If such was as easy as it’s being made out to be, the Cavaliers wouldn’t be the only team attempting to acquire expiring contracts to add an All-Star type talent. Of course, Cleveland does have a ton of young players that they could combine with the expiring contracts – something that many teams don’t have the luxury of doing.

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