The Cleveland Cavaliers have been quietly busy, though player movement has been mostly concentrated on the supporting cast. Gone are Timofey Mozgov, who is now with the Los Angeles Lakers, while backup guard Matthew Dellavedova moved to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has changed his mind on retiring and has signed a fresh two-year pact with the Cavaliers, ESPN reported. Even at 36, Jefferson played a crucial role for the Cavs, the mains reason why he received a new deal from the defending champions.
As far as new faces for the Cavaliers is concerned, the squad acquired another shooter in the person of Mike Dunleavy. The Chicago Bulls sent the veteran wingman to the Cavaliers as part of their effort to clear cap space for former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.
Worth noting about Jefferson and Dunleavy is that the two are not young anymore. They may not be prolific as before and may likely end up playing short stints.
Trevor Ariza an option for Cleveland Cavaliers?
The Cavaliers are looking to load up on the wings and Trevor Ariza could be a viable option. He is seen as a younger version of Jefferson, not to mention someone who fits in with the team’s tight budget.
Given that the Cavs are facing record $54 million in luxury taxes, Dan Gilbert and company may need to lower their free agent shopping expectations in preparation for next season.
Larry Sanders possible?
Larry Sanders is someone who has been out since 2014. He last suited up for the Milwaukee Bucks but has since been plagued by personal issues.
The latest on the 27-year-old center-forward is that he is working out in California and is allegedly open for an NBA return, Real GM revealed. Could Cleveland eventually become his destination?
There are several teams reportedly interested in Sanders, but his off-court issues are something that needs to be addressed. The Cavaliers could take a chance, as they try to hone up their frontline, which needs more bodies in the light of Mozgov’s departure.