The Cleveland Cavaliers may have a whole host of potential buyout free agents to pursue this offseason.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not going to have a lot of money this offseason to spend on free agents. Collin Sexton will likely be re-signed assuming things don’t go sideways on that front, and then Ricky Rubio will likely be offered a contract as well, but it’ll likely be for some if not all of the mid-level exception the Cavs have for this year.
So what’s a cash-strapped team like the Cavs to do in the free-agent market if they can’t get any of the bigger names? Look for those players getting bought out. We’ve already seen John Wall get bought out, finally, by the Houston Rockets and he’s on his way to the LA Clippers. Wall would’ve been an interesting piece for the Cavs to look at if Rubio wasn’t interested in returning.
But he’s made up his mind already.
So we’re looking at five older veteran players who may be bought out this offseason if things go according to plan. Two of the names on this list are either being bought out as I write this, or he may be bought out by the start of camp.
The other three names are not being discussed as buyout options; yet. They simply make sense as buyout players should the teams they’re on decide to make moves. So don’t get bummed if you’re not seeing some of these names on the buyout rumor market just yet.
They might not be at all, but they’re simply possibilities.