Cavs have had multiple talks with Grizzlies on potential trade
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the middle of an interesting offseason. With LeBron James possibly leaving the team for free agency, the Cavs have been doing their due diligence to explore ways on how to satisfy the four-time MVP’s cravings for help on the court while at the same time trying to position the team towards a better future should the superstar forward decide to move on to another squad.
The Cavs have talked to the Memphis Grizzlies on more than one occasion. I write that with a great deal of certainty. What we don’t know is what, exactly, those talks have been about.
It is within reason to speculate that those talks have something to do about a potential trade. The Grizzlies own the rights to the No. 4 pick in the draft, and it has been reported that they are willing to move that pick so long as it would be in a package that also has Chandler Parsons and his expensive contract. Could the Cavs be interested in taking on Parsons? If so, then that could mean Cleveland will barter their no. 8 pick (via Brooklyn) along with a player with a big contract for those assets.
As of this writing, the Cavs are over the salary cap by $38 million, though, that could go down if LeBron leaves or if they could trade any of the likes of Kevin Love, George Hill, and J.R. Smith.