There are only two days left before the National Basketball Association trade deadline and the #Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to pull the trigger on a move.
The Cavs would get a 22-year-old who can shoot 3s and switch across all five positions - someone who can help against Golden State (and, really, anyone) and remain with the team (via restricted free agency) for the next half-decade.
According to several reports, the Cavaliers may be beyond fix this season. And with the potential impending departure of LeBron James this summer, it's only natural to think that Love could be moved at any moment.
The beginnings of the conflict between James and Gilbert is often seen as the bitter letter that Gilbert penned in the immediate aftermath of James' 2010 departure.
On this podcast, Lloyd talked about his experience covering James and the Cavaliers, and his process to write the book. The two reportedly reconciled when James returned to the Cavs in 2014, but reports have indicated that they may have never totally gotten over the incident.
According to Lloyd, the issues stem from Cleveland firing former general manager David Griffin.
Jason Lloyd of The Athletic explored the growing conflict that largely focuses on the noticeable decrease in the influence James once possessed with team management.
James ended all speculation Tuesday night, though, confirming he won't waive his no-trade clause and allow the Cavs to deal him.
For this trade's sake, we won't get into the other two players Swartz went on to discuss as options.
The belief around the Cavaliers is that Gilbert is in full control of the roster with Altman being the front man.
Coach Tyronn Lue left the Cavs' bench mid-game to head the locker room due to an undisclosed illness.
If there is a team that may be willing to part ways with a first round pick, the Cavaliers are probably at the top of the list. And- so obviously they're a poor defensive team.
The Cavs have gone 4-8 in that stretch, giving up 118 points or more on defense four times. "James doesn't trust this front office, and there is no communication now between management and star player". "There's no savior for them". With their nightmarish cap situation, it was believed they may have to do so via a trade.
James has already decided he won't waive his no-trade clause, meaning the only options are to trade and try to make immediate improvements, or ride out a disgusting end to the season before suffering an early playoff exit. A slow drip of reports over the past few months from Cavs beat reporters has revealed some of the alleged lengths Irving went to get out of Cleveland.