“I think if that was going to happen, it would have happened by now” Jackson said in an interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio.
“Talking to my agent, not really checking social media, because, you know, people just gonna say whatever” Jackson said about the rumors that involve him in a trade for Cavs guard Kyrie Irving.
“I handled it the same way I tried to handle draft night. You know, coming in, I didn’t really know what was going to happen.
I still don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’ll make the best of whatever situation I’m presented with” Jackson explained.
Despite the rumors, Jackson has remained positive about his NBA status.
“If I’m traded to China, whatever, I’m going to come out and be happy and just try to make the best of it. I was kind of in the dark a little bit, but I got a feeling that the trade really wasn’t going to happen.”
Although he is a rookie, Jackson seems to be handing the trade talks like a pro.
Cavaliers, Raptors Interested in Dragan Bender
Bender can still turn his career around, but he has issues with 3 point shooting and the physicality of the NBA game.
Cavs Expected to Waive and Stretch J.R. Smith
According to Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, the Cavs plan to stretch his contract over the next three years.
Smith played in only 11 games during the 2018-19 season as the Cavs veered towards a youth movement.
Cavs’ Larry Drew Discusses Brandon Knight’s Play of Late
The Cleveland Cavaliers knew that when they acquired Brandon Knight in a trade deadline deal with the Houston Rockets, that they were acquiring a player that may be a ways away from returning to form.
Knight, who missed the entire 2017-2018 season and appeared in only 14 games this season due to a torn ACL, has been showing signs of a return to form in his short stint with the Cavs, and it has caught the attention of Cavaliers’ head coach Larry Drew.
“I know what he’s gone through over a period with the injury and trying to come back from it,” Drew said of Knight, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic.
“I know what he’s capable of doing. I know what type of player he is. He’s a fierce competitor. Not only does he do it from an offensive end, but defensively, he’s a tough kid. That addition in our lineup gives us a little versatility as far as we can move people around. … And I know how bad he wants to get back to the Brandon Knight of old. Certainly if he can get back to that, you guys are going to see a terrific player.”
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