NBA Christmas: A gift for each team’s wish list in 2018

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Cleveland Cavaliers: Stockpile more assets

The Cleveland Cavaliers are already off to a good start on this front, dealing Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for Alec Burks and two future second round picks, and then moving George Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks for the larger salaries of Matthew Dellavedova and John Henson while pocketing first and second round picks in 2021.

Next up on the agenda to replenish the cupboard: moving J.R. Smith. The much-maligned wing gunner is currently away from the team until a trade can be worked out, and the Cavs will be hoping they can snag a young player or a draft asset of some sort for his services.

Trading Kevin Love once he’s trade-eligible is another conversation (and one worth having), but for now, the Cavs should focus on stockpiling future picks and youngsters to evaluate in a season that’s not going anywhere in the win-loss column.