Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 players who may be on trading block next

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George Hill

George Hill should have value to both contending teams, as well as squads whose fan bases have already started dreaming about lottery balls.

For a contender, Hill would be a nice addition who can shore up the point guard position.

Just think back to last year when the Cavs acquired the veteran. The point guard position was a mess and Hill fortified the spot throughout the playoffs.

Additionally, don’t forget how good the Cavs were in last year’s postseason when Hill was playing well. Can’t remember off the top of my head, but there was some stat where Cleveland was basically unbeatable when Hill was scoring 10 or more points.

That streak didn’t apply so much agains the Warriors in the Finals, but Golden State’s just a different beast.

For those teams who don’t have playoff aspirations, Hill has a friendly contract. Yeah, he’s making $19 million this season, but by the time the trade deadline rolls around, he’ll only be owed around half that total.

It’s next year that Hill’s contract becomes really valuable. His $19 million cap figure can be bought up for a cool $1 million. Not bad if you’re looking for cap relief.

Cleveland would have to take a high-priced contract in return, because in the NBA, salaries have to match.

Don’t expect the Cavs to add much, but perhaps they can add a protected draft pick considering the organization reportedly will take on money if it means gaining assets.

With Cleveland mandating Larry Drew to play the youngsters, there’s really no playing time available for Hill with Collin Sexton running point. Jordan Clarkson can also play there, so moving Hill is just a matter of time.