It looks like changes are coming to Cleveland. With the team reeling, and no future franchise star in sight, the Cavs are wanting to start over and do it all over again.
As the February trade deadline nears, the Cavaliers have apparently made it known to other teams that pretty much everyone on their roster is available.
“The Cavs have made it known they are open for business,” wrote Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. “One source said the Cavs have made ‘basically everyone but Darius’ Garland available in trade. That includes all of their expiring contracts, which isn’t a surprise. They are looking for future draft capital, namely first-round picks. But none of their players on expiring deals are likely to fetch a first-round pick without taking back bad money. Not even Tristan Thompson, who is having a terrific season. The fact they’re all going to be free agents next summer is flattening the value.”
Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson -- they all appear to be on the trade block.
Obviously, the Cavs will be looking for picks and young players in return, but will they get anything back? Veterans like Thompson and Love are on bad contracts, young guys like Sexton and Clarkson aren't proven enough to command something valuable in return.
It will, no doubt, be a challenge for the Cavs to find a deal this season. But they seem determined to work something out.