What trades should the Cleveland Cavaliers make? Let’s take a look!
The calendar flipping into January means one thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the rest of the NBA: it’s trade machine season.
Teams are starting to settle in among their respective standings. Pretenders and contenders are sorting themselves out. Buyers and sellers are beginning to emerge.
As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference. As of Jan. 11, they sit at 26-14, which is good for third place overall. This includes a 13-game winning-streak, sandwiched together with 18 wins in 19 games. All-star point guard Isaiah Thomas has also played just three games since returning from his serious hip injury.
Still, there are plenty of ways the Cavs can improve. More shooting and better defense, specifically a rim protector, are likely high on the team’s list, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon.
The team has assets in draft picks and expiring contracts to help facilitate potential deals. However, any deal hinges on how Thomas feels health-wise in the coming weeks.
So with a day off Wednesday before a big game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, it was time to fire up the NBA Trade Machine.