The same train of thought that applies to George also applies to Rockets’ free agent Chris Paul.
Cleveland’s going to have to shed some salary somewhere.
With that said, all Cleveland has to do is get under the tax apron
Non-guaranteed contracts can’t help the Cavs, either. Remember when the organization had Brendan Haywood on a non-guaranteed deal four $11 million. It was such a valuable deal because whomever ended up with Haywood could simply cut him, clearing cap space in the process.
Well, it doesn’t work like that anymore. When a team trades a player, they have to fully guarantee the contract.
I think it’s unlikely Paul leaves the Rockets, but hey, this is a Wish List. If Cleveland gets under the salary apron, and Paul says he wants to join LeBron in Cleveland, anything can happen.