- Report: Kevin Porter Jr. accused of punching a woman in the face in downtown Cleveland
- Channing Frye rips Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo after Jrue Holiday trade
- Report: Cavs playing crucial role in helping Bucks complete Jrue Holiday trade
- Report: Andre Drummond makes final decision regarding player option with Cavs
- Report: ‘90 percent’ chance Andre Drummond opts into player option with Cavs
- Scary details of Kevin Porter Jr.’s arrest reveal loaded handgun, marijuana and overturned vehicle
- Report: Cavs expected to draft Obi Toppin at No. 5 pick if Deni Avdija is ‘off the board’
- Report: Andre Drummond expected to pick up option in order to facilitate trade
- Cavs break silence regarding Kevin Porter Jr.’s troubling arrest
- Report: Celtics offered multiple 1st-round picks for Cavs’ No. 5 overall pick
Cavs Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers Looking to Trade for Russell Westbrook
- Updated: July 15, 2016
In a rumored effort to maintain the status quo among the NBA’s elite teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly one of eight teams seeking to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook according to Matt Moore of CBS Sports.
However, part of the price tag for that acquisition would be giving up the team’s current starting point guard, Kyrie Irving and a future first-round selection.
The Thunder are facing the strong likelihood of the 27-year-old Westbrook leaving in free agency after next season, following in the footsteps of Kevin Durant, who left the team to play for the Golden State Warriors.
Should the deal come about, Westbrook would be reunited with former UCLA teammate Kevin Love. Westbrook, who averaged 23.5 points, 10.4 assists and 7.8 rebounds per game last season, would obviously need to be locked up long-term for the Cavs to even consider trading Irving.
The likelihood of Irving leaving is seriously open to question in any event. That’s due to the fact that he hit the go-ahead shot in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. That three-pointer gave the Cavs their first-ever title and the city of Cleveland its first championship in 52 years.