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

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Alec Burks

The player the Cavs’ just received for Kyle Korver will likely be flipped for some kind of draft pick before the NBA trade deadline.

Burks did his best LeBron James impression the other day, winning a game with a slam dam in traffic. It was a rare highlight in what’s been a boondoggle of a season.

Like Hill, Burks has a valuable contract. He’s earning $11.2 million this year and will be a free agent at season’s end. That’s $11.2 million in cap relief a team can acquire by obtaining his contract.

And, he’s not that bad a player for a team looking for bench help.

He can score and is capable of knocking down the 3.

Burks is playing about 10 more minutes per game since joining the Cavs, so it appears Cleveland is trying to showcase him for another deal.

Burks was playing about 15 minutes per game and averaging 8 points per contest with the Jazz. In three games wearing a Cleveland uniform, Burks is averaging about 13 points per game in approximately 25 minutes per night.

Burks was the 12th overall pick of the Jazz back in 2011. Based off social media reaction following the Korver trade, some in Utah were sad to see him go.

If Burks is still here after the trade deadline, it’d be a major surprise.