REPORT: Cavs Looking To Trade For Young Kings’ Swingman Ben McLemore
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been actively pursuing a swingman to trade for or acquire. From the Joe Johnson rumors to Kyle Korver, the Cavs are leaving any options open.
According to Cleveland.com reporter Chris Haynes, the Cavs have also shown interest in Sacramento Kings’ shooting guard Ben McLemore.
The Cavaliers, among with a handful of other Eastern Conference teams, have strong interest in trading for Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, league sources told cleveland.com.
Cleveland is on the prowl for wing assistance with the Feb. 18 trade deadline fast approaching. McLemore, 23, has been underutilized with head coach George Karl at the helm, but he’s shooting a career-high 37 percent from long distance.
The Kings have declined overtures for their young 3-point marksman. But with the direction and state of the organization, external pressure could come into play when it comes to potentially moving talent.
It’s widely known within league circles that agents have been pushing to get their clients out of Sacramento with the franchise embroiled in dysfunction and turmoil.
So far, the Cavs have been sent back in their trade offers, although its unknown what they’ve offered Sacramento in return for McLemore.
Stay tuned for the latest Cavs trade rumors and news.