- Report: Eastern conference executive says Andre Drummond ‘definitely out of Cleveland’
- Former NBA executive discloses how much Cavs would likely pay Jarrett Allen in long-term deal
- Andre Drummond has hilarious reaction to finding out Cavs traded for another center in Jarrett Allen
- Report: Cavs waive 2 players in aftermath of blockbuster James Harden trade
- Report: Cavs acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince in blockbuster James Harden deal
- Report: Cavs helping Kevin Porter Jr. ‘get his life together before putting him on the court’
- Report: Cavs reveal MRI results of Collin Sexton’s latest injury
- Report: Cavs considered adding Jeremy Lin before signing Yogi Ferrell
- Kevin Porter Jr. highlights relationship with Carmelo Anthony as he remains away from Cavs
- Report: Steve Nash continues to have no update on Kyrie Irving’s mysterious absence from Nets
Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Actively Pursuing Jimmy Butler
- Updated: September 23, 2018
According to one NBA insider, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was seen privately speaking with Wolves owner Glen Taylor on Friday.
ESPN Sources: Another team pursuing a Jimmy Butler trade with Minnesota: Cleveland. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was seen talking privately with Glen Taylor at NBA Board of Governors meeting on Friday. Both owners played a part in negotiating the Love-Wiggins deal.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 23, 2018
While any details of a potential deal have yet to be revealed, another expert revealed that a trade between the two clubs would not be hard to come by.
Cavs can put together salary matching contracts fairly easily. They have some large deals. And Cleveland intends to be a playoff team this year if they can. https://t.co/dA1PLPTxMk
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 23, 2018
If the Cavs were to be able to bring Butler to Cleveland without dealing their current star Kevin Love in the process, they would quickly regain their spot as one of the most talented rosters in the Eastern Conference.
Last season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds. 4.9 assists per game. He is also a force on the defensive end of the court and is known for his competitive nature. While he would not fill the massive void that LeBron James created when he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers back in July, he would certainly help.
Whatever happens, it seems the Cavs may have one more big move in them this offseason before the 2018-19 season officially begins.