NBA Trade Rumors – When the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for the expiring contract of Luol Deng, the team was expected to see how things work out before making a decision on whether more moves are necessary. Since adding Deng to the starting lineup, the Cavs have gone 4-6, but it’s unclear whether the team will make more moves before the trade deadline.
By adding Deng, the Cavaliers obviously decided to go all in on this season and try to make the playoffs. Even in a weak Eastern Conference that is far from guaranteed at this point, and the team’s general manager, Chris Grant, is still undecided about what he will do closer to the trade deadline:
If you listen to Grant, it sounds like they’ll just try to move on with the hand he has dealt them.
“That’s a hard one,” Grant said about the possibility of making another move before the Feb. 20 trading deadline. “Predicting trades is fairly difficult. I have no idea.”
He added: “We’re happy with Deng, so if we don’t do anything, we feel like we’ve added a quality player. If there’s an opportunity to improve the team, we’ll take advantage of it.”
Unless there is a major turnaround, the Cavaliers would probably still listen to what other teams have to offer close to the trade deadline, but it seems that Grant has no intention to force a deal anytime soon. Dion Waiters is a name that often came up weeks ago, when it was reported that he got into a fight with some of his teammates. Those rumors have died down, but the Cavaliers certainly have attractive pieces to include in potential deals.