The Cleveland Cavaliers know they’re going to compete at a high level, not only this season, but moving forward as long as LeBron James is healthy and on their roster. King James says he has no plans to leave the franchise for a second time, so it seems as if we may have a potential budding dynasty.
Set to acquire Kevin Love (assuming there are no roadblocks), the Cavaliers will have a formidable front line, but are they interested in adding more? There have already been rumors suggesting the Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in a trade for Milwaukee Bucks forward/center Larry Sanders, though such a deal seems unlikely.
Sanders, who has proven to be a bit of a knucklehead in the past seems to have gained the trust of the Milwaukee Bucks new regime, including head coach Jason Kidd and the team has seemingly backed off on their desire to trade him.
Add in the lack of assets at the Cleveland Cavaliers disposal and such a deal manifesting doesn’t seem overly plausible.
For Larry Sanders, I’m not sure if that works for the Bucks. Sanders is just starting his $11 mm AAV extension this year. Granted that looks bad right now with his problems last year, but if he improves enough this year that the Cavs would want him, he’ll command more than just the first round pick you mentioned in a trade.
You have to think playing alongside LeBron James and likely Kevin Love would be a tremendous boost for Larry Sanders and the veteran presence would hopefully be enough to keep his head straight, though it doesn’t appear likely to happen unfortunately.