The Cleveland Cavaliers have made some solid additions to their squad during NBA free agency thus far, with the team adding Max Strus and Georges Niang, as well as re-signing Caris LeVert.
It would be safe to say that the team has gotten better at making these moves, but Cleveland may not be done yet in its efforts to improve its roster this summer, with a trade or two potentially on the horizon.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst hinted that the Cavaliers may be working on something big this summer, but declined to say which player or players they would target or which players might leave as part of a deal.
NBA insider Marc Stein may have added a bit more context to Windhorst stirring the pot in Cleveland, as he claims the Cavaliers might be considering trading center Jarrett Allen via NBA Central.
“There were some rumors this week that the Cavaliers are more open to trading Jarrett Allen than they advertise.” 👀
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Allen was exposed during the NBA playoffs, as he was unable to compete with Mitchell Robinson during the first round series against the New York Knicks.
While there’s no question Allen is a talented player, he may not be what the team needs to get the best of a team like the Knicks in the postseason, making him expendable going forward and could lead to his departure.
It will be interesting to see if there is any truth to the Cavaliers considering moving this summer so they can compete with the best of the best in the Eastern Conference and if Allen is the player who could be moved.
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