The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a season of mixed fortune, but they ended on a high before the All-Star break by winning four straight games — a feat that is a season-high and the highest in recent years. The trade deadline is a week away, and the Cavaliers have suggested they will be heavily involved, with the management looking to prove they can rebuild this team.
It wasn’t long ago that the Cavaliers gave up coveted draft picks and Andrew Bynum in order to land Luol Deng, but now there are rumours that they will trade him. With little to no chance of him signing an extension when his deal ends this summer, it is a possibility that the Cavaliers could look to use him for gain picks or a player that can fit into their plans for the long term.
Luol has had up and down moments, but it must be strange for him to be on such a disastrous franchise like the Cavaliers. Although they have won four straight games and are within touching distance of the final playoff spot, the Cavaliers could still be sellers during this deadline. That said, it seems likely that any deal would have to have an evident benefit for the overall picture of what Cleveland are attempting to build.
The Cavaliers are also supposedly shopping their young, talented shooting guard Dion Waiters, who has been good at times on the court, but is apparently nothing but trouble off it. It’s been suggested that he has fought other players, refused to play and been in trouble on numerous occasions, so could the Cavaliers look to trade their troubled star alongside their new veteran in Deng, or will they keep their faith in the dynamic duo?