The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need to make a move to be a threat in the Eastern Conference, but with Dion Waiters’ scoring ability no longer needed there have been rumors suggesting he could be traded. Might the Milwaukee Bucks have interest?
Needing a complete roster revival, there has been speculation that the Milwaukee Bucks may trade Larry Sanders for a couple of young ‘stars’. Of course, there is also speculation suggesting that members of the Bucks front office love Sanders’ game and don’t want to move him.
However, Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders suggests that a deal involving Dion Waiters and Anthony Bennett may be enough to pry Larry Sanders to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Waiters is the other possibility, but even that doesn’t get it done for me. Waiters and Bennett? MAYBE that gets it done if I’m the Bucks.
Such an idea is purely speculation at this point and there’s no proof that the Bucks nor Cavaliers have presented such an offer to the opposing franchise. Still, it does seem to be a deal that could be beneficial to both sides.
Of course, with Bennett and Waiters only making $9.5 million dollars, there would need to be additional pieces involved thanks to Larry Sanders’ $12 million dollar contract and I’d imagine the Milwaukee Bucks would also like to clear some salary in any deal they make. Given that, it wouldn’t be the most easy of deals to consummate though not exactly the most challenging either.
It would certainly be a step in the right direction for the Bucks and it would give the Cavaliers one of the better defensive big men in the league.