Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the game’s best player, forward LeBron James, back in the fold and will likely have Minnesota Timberwolves’ star power forward Kevin Love as well (the Cavaliers and Timberwolves have agreed to a deal sending Love to the Cavaliers and swingman Andrew Wiggins and forward Anthony Bennett to the Timberwolves, although a more recent report suggests Bennett will be going to the Philadelphia 76ers with forward Thaddeus Young going to the Timberwolves), they have to focus on other weaknesses.
Their biggest weakness is the need for rim protection.
There are some who believe Cavaliers’ center Brendan Haywood could return and fill that role while the Cavaliers have also been tied to Miami Heat center Greg Oden, Phoenix Suns’ veteran Emeka Okafor and Milwaukee Bucks’s big man Ekpe Udoh, Oden and Okafor have an extensive injury history (and Oden now his legal matters to deal with) and they likely want someone more productive than Udoh (although he wouldn’t be a bad fit).
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, via Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders, the Cavaliers offers the Denver Nuggets a first round pick for center Timofey Mozgov.
Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) August 7, 2014
Mozgov took McGee’s spot and went for 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. He shot 52.3% from the field and 75.4% from the free throw line.
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