The NBA’s trade 3 pm deadline came and went for the Cleveland Cavaliers, apparently without any trades being made. Daniel Gibson, Marreese Speights, Omri Casspi and Luke Walton are all still Cavaliers.
The Cavs did make a trade last month with the Memphis Grizzlies of course, which brought them Marreese Speights, guards Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick for forward Jon Leuer.
The Cavaliers were listed in several rumors and trade discussions as a partner willing to take on salary to secure draft picks or improve their position. As Thursday’s deadline passed and the high profile names that were tossed around remained with their current teams it is easy to see why nothing more materialized for the Cavaliers.
The “big names” moved at the deadline this year-
J.J. Redick was part of a 6 player deal that sent Doron Lamb to the Magic.
Eric Maynor went from Oklahoma City to Portland.
Sebastian Telfair was sent to Toronto for Hamed Haddadi and a protected second round pick.
The Wizards moved Jordan Crawford to the Celtics for Barbosa and Jason Collins.
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