Since for some strange reason, the Cavs were handcuffed from making any moves in Free Agency since about Thursday-ish (a little after 9pm), a lot of the first, second, and third tier Free Agents are off the market.
Instead of throwing our capspace at RFAs and UFAs that won’t add anything to the roster next year, now’s the time to talk trades.
The Cavs have a TON of assets. From the LeBron S&T alone, they have a $16mil TPE, 2 first rounders, and 2 second rounders. Plus they have $9mil in capspace from FAs having gone (LeBron, Z, and Shaq). And they have Delonte’s cap-friendly contract ($4.6mil, with only $500k guaranteed) to dole out too. Plus, I’m fairly certain that no one is untouchable on the team, except for maaaaaybe JJ Hickson.
Now that we have our assets in order, let’s look at the teams that are teetering on the necessity to clear space before the new CBA and rebuild. The teams that come to mind are Philadelphia, Memphis, Minnesota, Detroit, Indiana, New Orleans, and Golden State. The Cavs have lots to offer (see above) to teams trying to sell their franchises (NO and GSW), penny-pinching teams (IND, PHI, and MEM), and teams that seem to make a lot of bad choices (MIN and DET).