With all due respect to Mark Price and Brad Daugherty, the best era of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise came from 2014-2018, when the team went to four straight NBA Finals and won the only championship in team history. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were a nearly unstoppable force for three years.
Now news has dropped that Kyrie is working to recruit LeBron James to join him in Dallas on the Mavericks. If such a trade was going to be pulled off, it would likely strip Dallas of many of its rotation players, meaning they would need to restock in free agency on the cheap.
With that in mind, are there any former Cavaliers that could join in on the reunion in Dallas? Let’s hit on three players that could head to Dallas this summer to team up with LeBron James once more.
Former Cavalier No. 3: Matthew Dellavedova
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love certainly did the heavy lifting, but no player embodied the heart of those Cleveland Cavaliers teams like Matthew Dellavedova. The Australian point guard gave his all on every play, providing tough defense, ball-handling and off-ball shooting for the Cavs during the first two seasons of that four-year run.
“Delly” bounced back into the league this season as a veteran presence on the Sacramento Kings, reuniting with former head coach Mike Brown. He could now pursue another reunion, signing as the fifth guard for the Mavericks and bolstering both their guard depth and providing a steady veteran glue guy in a locker room sure to be stuffed with big personalities.