The NBA Rumor mill is in full effect. The oft discussed trade with the Utah Jazz is back on in discussions. This time it involves the Cleveland Cavaliers bring back several pieces. Lets take a look at what we know so far, which isn’t clear:
Or instead of the unprotected pick or #23 they added Alec Burks a sweet shooting shooting guard.
But maybe they don’t feel real great about adding Burks, meaning they are also trying to drive a hard bargain. Or maybe the Cavs expect to get all of the above:
So Sam Amico says it is a little off but could the Cavs realistically trade #1 and Jack for a starting level power forward/center in Favors, a starting level shooting guard in Burks, the #5 pick where they could add Joel Embiid or Noah Vonleh, a perfect fit next to Favors as well as the 23rd pick in a deep, deep draft.
This would be the prototypical quantity, with some quality, trade. The #1 pick is worth a ton this year and if the Cavs aren’t sold on Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker this deal may add a ton of depth and some high level players to their team.
How about this rumor: Any interest?