As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to search for a major haul in return for point guard Kyrie Irving on the trade market teams are making it clear what they are willing to give Cleveland in return.
It’s not exactly what the Cavs were hoping for especially in relation to the Denver Nuggets.
According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer the Nuggets are considered one of the teams with the assets to intrigue the Cavs and mentioned a potential 3-team swap that would include the Phoenix Suns, but noted that Denver is hesitant to move Gary Harris and Jamal Murray in a deal.
Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon reported that the Cavs have been looking for a return of “a veteran starter, a blue chipper on a rookie contract and a first-round pick” in any deal for Irving.
Harris averaged 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists for Denver last season while Murray posted 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Both players are important pieces of a young Nuggets core that also features Nikola Jokic, Juan Hernangomez and Emmanuel Mudiay.
Cavs Sign Kevin Love to Four-Year, $120 Million Contract Extension
The Cleveland Cavaliers are ensuring that Kevin Love remains a part of the team’s long-term plans as they have signed the veteran forward to a four-year, $120 million contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.
Love recently opted out of the 2019-20 season on his current five-year deal, allowing him to earn $24.1 million next season before the new four-year extension kicks in which will give Love a 17 percent annual raise.
76ers, Cavs Discussing Kyle Korver, Jerryd Bayless Trade
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade that would involve Kyle Korver and Jerryd Bayless, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.
While the trade is possible, it is”far from certain”, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.
Korver sits fourth all-time with 2213 3-pointers in his career and is owed $7.56M this season.
Bayless averaged 7.9 ppg last season for the 76ers.
Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins
Perkins will clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent on Thursday, assuming he goes unclaimed.
Perkins had been out of the NBA since the 2015-2016 season before signing with the Cleveland Cavalier at the end of the season prior to the start of the NBA playoffs.
Perkins played 15 minutes in the Cavs’ regular season finale but saw no action during the postseason.
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