- Report: Cavs Have Made Everyone Except Darius Garland Available in Trade Talks
- Report: Cavs Asking for 1st-Round Pick in Exchange for Kevin Love
- Tristan Thompson Gushes About Kevin Porter Jr.: ‘The Kid Has Something Special’
- Report: Cavs Actively Listening to Trade Proposals for Kevin Love
- Cavs Rumors: Kevin Love ‘Prefers’ Trade to Portland Trail Blazers
- Kevin Porter Jr. Rips Cavs Defense, Says ‘We Keep Ball-Watching’
- Tristan Thompson’s Statement After Cavs Loss: ‘Rather Lose Like This Than Any Other F——— Way’
- Report: John Beilein Reached Out to 76ers Coach on How to Deal With Struggling Cavs
- Report: Portland Trail Blazers Could Package Hassan Whiteside, 1st-Round Pick for Kevin Love
- Report: Denver Nuggets Could Package Multiple Players in Trade for Kevin Love
Report: Cavs Plan to Have 6 Guards on Roster by Start of Season
- Updated: August 18, 2019
As presently constituted, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a glut of guards, and it’s exactly by design.
As of now, their backcourt consists of lottery pick Darius Garland, fellow rookie Kevin Porter Jr., second-year prospect Collin Sexton, and veteran guards Brandon Knight, Jordan Clarkson, and Matthew Dellavedova.
Garland and Sexton appear to be the cornerstones that the Cavaliers are looking to build their future on. But Knight, Clarkson, and Dellavedova don’t seem to fit the timeline of a rebuilding team like Cleveland.
According to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the Cavs are in “asset-accumulation mode,” and their front office is hoping to trade at least one of the aforementioned veteran guards for draft picks.
Knight, Clarkson, and Dellavedova all have one year left on their contracts, which could make them somewhat attractive to a team looking to get under the salary cap, especially if one or more of them are packaged along with someone else.
Rumors persist that the Cavaliers may be interested in trading Kevin Love if they find an offer that is particularly palatable. Love is about to enter the first year of a four-year, $120 million contract extension, and although he’s 31, he could be capable of playing a key role on another team looking to win the NBA championship.
Another possibility could be packaging one of the Cavaliers’ veteran guards with big man Tristan Thompson, who’s entering the last year of a contract that will pay him $18.5 million in 2019-20.