The Cavaliers Might Have Been Close To Getting Paul George — Reports

The Cavaliers Might Have Been Close To Getting Paul George — Reports

Murray was just named to the NBA All-Rookie second team.

Teams can only officially ("officially") talk to players they'd like to add to their roster on July 1, but the rumors start making their way through the league and onto the Internet long before that date.

The only question is, will the Cavaliers or Pelicans do this? They would finally have someone who could guard LeBron as well as is possible.

According to ESPN, the Cavs are willing to part with Kevin Love in a three-team trade that would send Kevin Love to Denver. There have even been rumblings of a discussed five-team framework that would have landed Cleveland George and Carmelo Anthony, with Love a city never determined. That's not amazing, but his continued ability to shoot somewhat and (more importantly) generate steals, make him valuable to this franchise as a role player. Paul George wants to be there.

Cleveland has expressed interest in Randolph and, according to The Athletic, are also interested in veteran point guard Jose Calderon.

LeBron thinks that Gregg Popovich is the best coach of all-time. No. Of course not.

To knock off the Golden State Warriors, a balance between added younger players and solid contribution off the bench is needed.

Paul and Wade will be without contracts when next season ends, while James and Anthony can opt out of the final year of their respective contracts. As a bench contributor last year, he averaged 7.5 points per game. George is a year younger and better defensive player, but would mean a big loss in rebounding. And most importantly, who doesn't want to see this team take to the court? Al Horford is the rock in the middle. There are concerns, however, regarding how Paul and James Harden will co-exist in the same offense.

Gasol's already said he'll re-sign with the Spurs, despite opting out of 2017-18's $16 million contract.

So the Cavs need to make it happen and assemble a crew that will make Cleveland the team to beat - a Superteam in its own right. Even the deals that don't get made are endlessly fascinating.

James also had little luck finding an opening against the 6-foot-9 power forward, scoring just eight points on 11 possessions in six games during the regular season and playoffs combined.

"Now it appears to be the Cavaliers or the Los Angeles Clippers". It's about track record and consistent success now for Antetokounmpo, who has a real shot to leap James and everyone else and one day become the best player in the entire NBA. The Celtics won more games than the Cleveland Cavaliers, however, the playoffs is where it counts.

Two weeks have passed since the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

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