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Cavs’ Willing To Trade Tristan Thompson

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly willing to trade struggling forward Tristan Thompson, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.

According to the report, “Multiple NBA teams have cited Tristan Thompson as an asset Cleveland is willing to move in the right deal, such as one for the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan.”

Thompson inked a five-year, $82 million extension prior to the 2015-16 season and while the initial, on-court returns of the deal were solid, Thompson has faded as time has rolled on.

This season highlights just how much Thompson’s impact has subsided, as the forward is only averaging 5.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in a career-low 19.0 minutes per game.

According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “The Clippers would strongly consider it if the Cavs added the Brooklyn 2018 first-round draft pick that they acquired in the Kyrie Irving deal.”

However, Pluto reported the Cavaliers “don’t plan to trade that pick,”

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Cavs Sign Kevin Love to Four-Year, $120 Million Contract Extension

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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.

 

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76ers, Cavs Discussing Kyle Korver, Jerryd Bayless Trade

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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.

 

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Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived veteran center Kendrick Perkins, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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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