The Cleveland Cavaliers getting LeBron James this offseason has given the front office and fans alike wide eyes when it comes to what is possible for the future of the team.
Nate Duncan of Basketball Insiders wonders if the Cavaliers would include guard Dion Waiters in a trade to get a player like Sanders provided he plays more like he did during the 2012-2013 season than he did in the 2013-2014 season.
For Sanders, I’m not sure if that works for the Bucks. Sanders is just starting his $11 mm AAV extension this year. Granted that looks bad right now with his problems last year, but if he improves enough this year that the Cavs would want him, he’ll command more than just the first round pick you mentioned in a trade.
I am not sure getting a real rim-protector with just that Haywood contract and the first-rounder are realistic. Those guys are too valuable to obtain via trade for so little. Maybe they could throw someone like Waiters into the deal if he looks awesome this year, but even that may not be enough.
Getting Larry Sanders could be something that helps fill out the Cavaliers roster, but it’s hardly something that has the easy upside that the Kevin Love deal has. Somehow, the Cavaliers were able to hang onto Waiters, but the bottom line is he may not be the right piece for the team but neither may Sanders.