NBA Trade Rumors – Both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings have gotten off to slow starts and seem to be actively looking to make a trade, according to Alex Kennedy.
CLE and SAC have been working the phones and exploring possible trades, per source. Both teams are open to making a move after slow start.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) November 14, 2013
Now, this doesn’t mean that the two teams are necessarily planning to do business with each other, but both franchises are keeping their options open.
Both teams have a lot of pieces that could easily be packaged into deals. There’s no word on which players either franchise would be willing to make available in some kind of negotiations, but we can always speculate. As far as the Cavs go, there were some rumors this summer that the team could potentially move Tristan Thompson. Anderson Varejao is another player that has a very movable contract, but his market value is way down compared to last year.
Looking at the Kings, there are very few players that are completely safe on that roster. The recently drafted Ben McLemore is probably unlikely to be dealt and the same goes for DeMarcus Cousins. Isaiah Thomas could be an interesting name, as his market value is very high right now and he is on an expiring deal. Moving Thomas instead of being forced to sign him to a long-term contract or let him go for free could be a possibility