Should Cleveland Cavaliers Be Active at the NBA Trade Deadline Again?

January 6th, 2016 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

Even with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love leading the way, the Cleveland Cavaliers struggled to a 19-20 start last season. With a less-than-ideal supporting cast, general manager David Griffin was forced to turn to the midseason trade market in order to save the newest Big Three's first year together.

Separate deals for Timofey Mozgov (Denver Nuggets) and then Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith (New York Knicks) sparked the Cavs to a 34-9 finish and an eventual run to the NBA Finals.

Now a year later, and with a much-improved 23-9 start, should Cleveland once again be active before next month's trade deadline? What do the Cavs even have to offer in return?

Would standing pat and giving this group time to jell actually be better?


What Cleveland Needs

Thankfully, not nearly as much as last year.

The Cavs are much deeper this season. While players like Alex Kirk, A.J. Price, Will Cherry and Lou Amundson were all holding down roster spots before, they've since been replaced by Mo Williams, Richard Jefferson, Jared Cunningham and Sasha Kaun.< ...

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