Every year, the NBA trade deadline serves as an opportunity for teams to become one of two things – sellers or buyers. In a surprise twist, the Cleveland Cavaliers should be buyers this season.
Typically, rebuilding teams (sellers) are on the market for things like draft picks and developing players in exchange for expandable assets. In contrast, competitive squads (buyers) look for that final piece to the puzzle that can help them in an upcoming playoff run.
NBA Trades: Cavaliers ultimate guide to the NBA trade deadline
Prior to the season, few expected the Cavs to be in the latter group this February. Yet, they hold a 29-19 record and are within two games of the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to shake things up at the NBA Trade Deadline. Here is your ultimate guide.
There have been a number of reasons for Cleveland’s surprise success. The two potential All-Stars, Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen, are obvious contributors.
But, the rise of a veteran leader in Kevin Love, a generational rookie talent in Evan Mobley, and numerous other role players have led to the Cavaliers being one of the most well-rounded teams in the NBA.
This isn’t to say they can’t get better in some key areas. The best way to do this is via the NBA trade deadline. Here is the ultimate guide to who the Cavaliers can trade and what they should be looking to gain.