- Report: Obi Toppin on Cavs radar with No. 5 pick in 2020 NBA draft
- Kevin Porter Jr. shouts out potential Cavs pick LaMelo Ball after huge announcement
- Iman Shumpert makes adamant pick between 2016 Cavs and 2020 Lakers
- Richard Jefferson takes hilarious shot at Giannis Antetokounmpo while comparing him to LeBron James
- Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson send huge congrats to ‘brother’ LeBron James for winning NBA title
- Andre Drummond campaigns for Cleveland Browns to give him shot at tight end
- Dylan Windler proceeds with huge life decision on Cavs home court
- Tristan Thompson shares threatening text LeBron James sent after Cavs lost Game 4 of 2016 finals
- Mark Cuban shares incredible picture of Delonte West to prove he’s on path to recovery
- Report: Boston Celtics could offer major trade package for ‘obvious target’ Larry Nance Jr.
Report: Cavs Highly Interested in Jose Calderon and Andrew Bogut
- Updated: February 4, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to try and tweak their roster with a trade before the Feb. 23 deadline and are also focused on the period afterward. That’s when teams begin buying out veterans, with the Cavaliers reportedly focusing on two players in particular.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported the following on Saturday morning:
“Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon and Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut, league sources tell ESPN.com, have emerged as two players who greatly interest the Cavs in their search for bench help.”
A trade is highly unlikely for the Cavaliers, given the salaries of Calderon ($7.7 million) and Bogut ($11 million), and the various asset and salary-cap limitations the Cavs have at their disposal.
In addition, Stein reports that Bogut and another potential Mavericks buyout, guard Deron Williams (who’s making $9 million), don’t seem willing to be bought out if they’re still with the Mavs after the Feb. 23 trade deadline. Plus, nine wins in the past 12 games by the Mavericks and their hunt for a playoff spot may end up changing their mindset about any buyouts.
Calderon is 35-years-old and is currently seeing limited action with a Lakers team going nowhere. He’s averaging 3.5 points per game and 2.1 assists, much lower than his career averages of 9.7 points and 6.3 assists.
Bogut is 32-years-old and is a 7-footer who can play both center and power forward positions. In his first season with the Mavericks, Bogut is averaging 3.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game.