If NBA trade rumors are to be believed, Cleveland Cavaliers will possibly use a trade exception for Nick Young or Kevin Martin.
The Cavaliers successfully shaped their team as they created enough space exception by letting Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers a little before last August 1, which was the deadline. The Cavaliers team had already infringed the tax threshold after Kevin Love and LeBron James signed to a lucrative deal.
Although the team is packed with A-list players, Yibada stated that they could still add more foundation for their team—hire another strong contender since they still have spacious exception rooms after their recent scheme.
On the other hand, Greg Schwartz, Bleacher Report writer, reported that the Cavs has now multiple options. The $2.85 million (Miller) and the $10.5 million (Haywood) room exceptions gave the team some choices in boosting up their lineup between now and the February trade deadline.
Furthermore, Schwartz listed down five potential trade target for Cavs. Meanwhile, the inclusion of both players from Los Angeles, Lakers Nick Young ($5.2 MM) and Kevin Martin ($7 MM) of Minnesota Timberwolves appears to be the most interesting as almost everybody knows that they still lack depth at the wing spot.
In addition to this, Yibada stated that in his 11-year basketball career, Martin had an average of 3.3 rebounds per game and 18.0 points over a decade of playing. Based on Schwartz’s analysis, this made Martin suits the Cavaliers as a shooter behind Iman Shumpert or as a starter between James and Irving. He added that Martin carries a lot of similar qualities that can help the team.
On the other hand, Yibada suggests that the team could also open their doors in bringing another potential player in the form of Young, who needs to have a fresh start after a subpar season with LA Lakers.
The site also added that with the arrival of Lou Williams, Young is seen by many NBA fans and even some analyst as the old-man out player, but for general manager Mitch Kupchak, he believes that the former USC high-impact player can still play at the three spot in a small ball lineup.
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