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Trade with Cleveland?

The esteemed Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates that "It seems like it might just be a matter of time before the Cavs and the Minnesota Timberwolves make some sort of trade." He says the players the Cavs may be targeting are Sessions and Kosta Koufos

Although the Cavs are an interesting trading partner for the Wolves, I think there may be a few hurdles to any substantial deal.

 

1. Byron Scott apparently wants to have a running team, and so do the Wolves. Therefore, they may need the same type of players.

2. In a few weeks the Cavs have gone from having the best record in the league to one with a talent level not much higher than the Wolves. Their owner Dan Gilbert may "PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE," but there isn't a whole lot on which to rebuild. Until they can add a very good starter or two, there may be no need for them to overpay for any assets held by the Wolves.

3. Delonte West has a $4 million-ish contract that becomes a $500,000 buyout if he's released by August 3rd. If that is an attractive asset to the Wolves, they only have two weeks to complete the deal.

4. The best young assets held by Cleveland are probably J.J. Hickson and V. Anderson--PFs of which we already have two competing for starting minutes. Maybe Anderson could play center--he's interesting.

I'm guessing any trade hinges on Pek getting signed, sealed, and delivered. Then about nine shoes are likely to drop, including Ridnour's signing, the trading of Sessions, etc.

Do you think the Cavs have anything that the Wolves should go after, and do the Wolves have much to offer the Cavs?

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