The Cleveland Cavaliers will be open for business as the franchise seems to rebuild for the future, meaning these five players could be traded next.
We’re only 25 percent into the NBA’s schedule, and basketball in Cleveland has been rough to watch.
While LeBron James is keeping the Lakers in playoff contention, the Cavs have shifted their plan to compete for the playoffs into a full-blown rebuild.
It’s been a long, cold start for Cavalier fans who are dealing with the reality of their team being the doormat of the NBA, yet again.
If there’s a time to tank though, this may be the season as the college game, to this point, has shown four to five really good prospects that may help change a franchise’s fortunes.
Williamson’s name was mentioned, but who would say no to R.J. Barrett.
Unfortunately, June is a long time away and the Cavaliers have a lot more bad basketball to play.
It’s going to be tough to watch, but everything done this season will done with next season in mind.
The Cavs need to continue building for the future, so that means moving players and contract to set themselves up for transactional flexibility down the road.
Cleveland’s already started doing that, trading Korver for two second-round draft picks.
Cleveland likely isn’t done trading though. Here’s three trades that may come next.