The Cavs are Definitely Gonna Make a Trade

Despite Windhorst’s article stating this:

Due to both positive and negative factors, it appears as if this year the team will be passing on the event. Their strong first half plus a series of injuries have limited their options and desires.

Monday left the Cavs dealing with another injury as an MRI revealed starting shooting guard Sasha Pavlovic had suffered the worst of all ankle injuries, the high ankle sprain. It will keep him out 4-6 weeks.

With Delonte West and Tarence Kinsey out and a roster spot being occupied by Eric Snow, the team is essentially down four guards at the moment. Another, Trey Johnson, is on a 10-day contract.

Wally Szczerbiak, once their largest trade chip with his $13 million expiring contract, has now become a vital part of the team. He will start in Pavlovic’s place in Indianapolis against the Pacers on Tuesday.

Because of all this, the vibe around the rest of the NBA is the Cavs are going to follow through with their plans to stand mostly pat.

“They are going to dance with the girl they brought,” one general manager said on Monday. “They believe in that roster.”

So no deal right? No trades, sorry, too many injuries. We can’t afford to trade Wally for a big while they’re down guards. In no way will they… hey, what’s this?

They will continue to make calls and they are leaving options open. For example, they have postponed an appointment with a league-approved doctor to evaluate Snow’s disability retirement claim just in case they want to use him in a trade.

Well well well. That’s mighty interesting, isn’t it? The Cavs have publicly stated that they’re not looking to make deals, while at the same time noting that Eric Snow’s $7.8 million expiring deal is available. We aren’t going to attempt to deal while we’re in a bad position, so we’re gonna stand pat, but just for your information, yes, Eric Snow’s expiring deal is available.

Interesting.

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