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NBA Rumors: Cavaliers Could Trade Kevin Love And Tristan Thompson For The Right Deal

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The Cleveland Cavaliers could be seeing two veteran players leave before the trade deadline, as long as they get the right offer for them. The NBA hasn’t seen a single trade since the Houston Rockets acquired Russell Westbrook and sent Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder back on July 16.

According to HoopsHype, That’s the longest stretch without a trade between free agency and the trade deadline since 1968. Now things are about to change, as Monday marks the day when a majority of players who signed free-agent contracts in the summer can be traded. This will open a lot of options for teams, who will try to make moves before Feb. 6, when the trade deadline strikes.

One of those teams trying to make some changes on their rosters are the mentioned Cleveland Cavaliers, who could be parting with big men Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love. According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, both players could leave the Quicken Loans Arena soon if the right offer arrives.

As per Zillgitt:

Cleveland’s practice facility and front-office headquarters just outside of the city might as well have a "Players Available" sign out front. The Cavs are open for business, and that’s no surprise. They have seven players with expiring contracts, and they’re trying to recoup assets they lost during the LeBron James-era title chases. If you've paid attention, they did the same last season. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson are veterans who could be on the move if the deal is right.

Both Love and Thompson have been involved in several rumors suggesting some teams could be interested in their services. Seeing the Cavs’ apparent willingness to do business for these players, plenty of franchises will try to put their hands on them.