Windhorst: Cavaliers looking to trade Haywood and first-round pick for playmaker

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The NBA Draft is next Thursday, and the Cavaliers own the No. 24 overall pick — for now, at least. The team is reportedly looking to trade that pick along with Brendan Haywood’s large non-guaranteed contract, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, with a playmaking guard the desired return. From Windy: Haywood’s $10.5 million contract is

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Cavs could unload Brendan Haywood before the summer

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When David Griffin masterfully acquired Brendan Haywood this past summer, the entire Cleveland Cavaliers landscape was different than it is today. Since the draft night deal, the wine and gold have added a few All-Stars, a few key role players and a boat load of salary. Haywood’s deal was one that could potentially bring over

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Cavs considering trading Dion Waiters for a big man

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are in first place, but that doesn’t mean that David Griffin is complacent with his current roster. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Wine and Gold are still in search of a rim-protecting big man and that they’d be willing to trade Dion Waiters in order to get one. Sources say that

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Cavs interested in Andrei Kirilenko

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The Brooklyn Nets could look to trade forward Andrei Kirilenko and the Cleveland Cavaliers are rumored to be one team interested in acquiring the veterans services. Kirilenko, who famously joined the Nets after taking less money than the market would have seemingly dictated, has completely fallen out of the Nets’ rotation and has missed the last

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NBA Rumors: Suns make late push for Kevin Love trade

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According to a report by Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne of the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday regarding a trade for Kevin Love. The report once again comes from an anonymous source and states the Suns’ proposed offer is centered around a sign and trade for restricted free agent guard

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Warriors and Wolves re-open discussions on Kevin Love trade, reports AP


Jon Krawczynskiof the Associated Press reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have restarted trade talks concerning Kevin Love. “Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors GM Bob Myers at the arena on Sunday as the two sides look to bridge the gaps that caused discussions to stall. The

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WFNY Roundtable: Should the Cavs trade for Kevin Love?

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And you thought that the Cleveland Cavaliers were done with lightning-rod debates for the summer? No, my friend, they are just getting started. During the four days since LeBron James’ letter, Twitter has been on fire with all sorts of takes on the potential for a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love. To get a sense

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NBA Draft Rumors: Cavs shopping Orlando’s draft picks?

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With the NBA Draft less than 24 hours away, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly hitting the phones with ferocity in attempt to gauge value within the trade market. The latest comes from’s Chad Ford who says that the Cavs have been shopping Orlando’s draft picks—picks 4 and 12—in attempt to see what players they

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The Finals, Free Agency and Trading Kyrie? While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, kids. Hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day weekend. We’ll have some Tribe talk in just a bit, but for now… With yet another dominating win, the San Antonio Spurs simultaneously thwarted the hopes of conspiracy theorists and fans of collusion with one fell swoop. Showing that team play will—more often than not—triumph over

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Philadelphia 76ers inquire about Cavs’ No. 1 pick


  The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly inquired about trading for the Cavaliers’ No. 1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, with forward Thaddeus Young potentially part of a theoretical deal. The Sixers hold picks Nos. 3 and 10 in the draft but are reportedly unwilling to trade both selections. They would, however, “possibly” give up the No.

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Cavs already receiving calls for No. 1 pick

While he was kissing babies and shaking hands, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin was already receiving inquiries regarding the potential trade of his team’s No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. “I actually got calls right afterward, while I was standing there doing media,” Griffin said Wednesday during an interview on ESPN Cleveland’s

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Could Tristan Thompson be dealt?


While everyone awaits the opening of the NBA’s contract extension window with regard to Cleveland and Kyrie Irving, the All-Star point guard’s teammate—and “buddy ball” partner—Tristan Thompson may very well find himself on the opposite end of that discussion. In a recent chat on FOX Sports Ohio, NBA writer Sam Amico wrote that he believes

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Cavs and Clippers talking Zeller-Bullock swap


(4pm EST Update: This didn’t happen.) As the Cavaliers look to get something of substance for Luol Deng, they appear to be also discussing back-up plans at the small forward spot.’s Brian Windhorst, who continues to crush the Cavs beat from 500 miles away, reports that David Griffin’s team is exploring a deal that

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The Sacramento Kings are also interested in Jarrett Jack


The Brooklyn Nets may have some competition in the suddenly hot race to acquire Cavs guard Jarrett Jack.’s Marc Stein reports that the Sacramento Kings—yes, those Sacramento Kings—have expressed interest in Cleveland’s veteran shooting guard. Sacramento, I'm told, is another team that has engaged in talks with Cleveland about Brooklyn backcourt target Jarrett Jack

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NBA Trade Rumors: Luol Deng and Dion Waiters for Harrison Barnes and David Lee?


The trade deadline is fast approaching and although the Cavs’ fired their GM, speculation surrounding possible deadline deals continues to fly. The latest comes from Tim Kawakami, Warriors’ beat writer for the Mercury News. In his evaluation of where the Warriors stand at this point in the season, Kawakami suggests multiple scenarios in which Golden

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CJ Miles drawing interest from other teams

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As the real NBA trade deadline nears, impending Cavaliers free agent CJ Miles is reportedly drawing interest from clubs throughout the league. In a line item surrounding Indians Pacers small forward Danny Granger, FOX Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico mentions that Miles, who is currently Cleveland’s starting shooting guard, is on the radar of a few

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Cavs “seeking other options” in potential Andrew Bynum deal

It appears that the potential Andrew Bynum-to-Los Angeles deal that was reported this week is on life support.’s resident Cavaliers beat NBA writer reports that while the deal which would send Pau Gasol to Cleveland in exchange for the cap space which would be cleared by waiving center Andrew Bynum is no longer progressing and that Chris

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WFNY Stats & Info: Notes on Pau Gasol’s decline


Pau Gasol is the latest rumored trade candidate for the Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne at The 33-year-old is a three-time All-Star but his best days are clearly behind him as shown in advanced statistics. Although he’s averaging 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in 30 minutes per game this season —

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Cavs could be sending Andrew Bynum back to LA for Pau Gasol

Could the Cavaliers be adding yet another power forward to the mix? In one of his recent Below the Rim podcasts, there was a passing moment where the host,’s Brian Windhorst, and his guest,’s Chuck Klosterman, had tossed around a trade that was on the table between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs unwilling to part with Varejao, pick for Jeff Green

As the smoke clears from the Omer Asik/Jeff Green rumors this past week, Bob Finnan of the News Herald is reporting the Cavs’ would have had to part ways with Anderson Varejao or a first round pick to acquire the services of the Celtics’ Jeff Green — a price Chris Grant and the Cavs weren’t

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