The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again sitting at the bottom of the standings. Following the departure of LeBron James, they became a shell of the team that went to four consecutive Finals.
But at their current state, they might be on the cusp of bringing in another star.
According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report the Cavaliers could make a play for Celtics’ forward Gordon Hayward.
“It’s possible the Boston Celtics will have cost-cutting atop their summer to-do list. If Kyrie Irving wants to stay, they might need the funds to add more established talent around him. If Uncle Drew departs, they could launch into a rebuild around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Either way, that could make Gordon Hayward—owed $32.7 million next season with a $34.2 million player option for 2020-21—expendable and the Cleveland Cavaliers more than interested.”
The potential partnership of Hayward and Love is far from being a lock for title contention. Still, it could give them a player who could ease the load on Kevin Love’s shoulders. While Hayward may have failed to live up to expectations from the contract he signed with the Celtics, being in a new environment could help him return to his All-Star form.
For the Celtics, it would free up millions of dollars in cap space, which they could use tp pursue other big name free agents.