LeBron James took the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, only to be usurped by the Golden State Warriors at the championships. Sure, they may have got in second place, but that is a pretty good achievement. You can imagine that LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers want to keep this streak going, and several things that they are looking to do to make certain the team gets in first place. The possibilities are getting back Matthew Dellavedova, as well as Tristan Thompson. This is what is currently going on with The Cleveland Cavaliers and other NBA Trade Rumors.
According to CBS Sports, the Cavaliers are going to "slowly piece together" last year's team in order to retain their free agents. After all, they are working on giving an extension to Tristan Thompson, as well as getting JR Smith, but the Cavs are also trying to bring back Matthew Dellavedova.
Sports Illustrated is reporting that Cleveland is in a stalemate when it comes to negotiations for Dellavedova, as the problem is that he is looking for 4 million, and if Cleveland signed off on that, then it would equal the salary/taxes of a max player. Bobby Marks states in a recent tweet that Luxury Taxes not factoring BH is right around $41. With Dellavedova, it would be about $14 Million in taxes and $4 salary, which would cost the team $18 Million.
Considering that Mo Williams is going to be with the team, who is a veteran who had his best seasons with LeBron in Cleveland, making the All-Star team in 2009. So the question is whether or not the Cavaliers even need him.
According to Sports World Report, not only are the Cavaliers are not only looking to sign Tristan Thompson, and the team might look to Jamal Crawford trade for Brendan Haywood's unguaranteed deal or Anderson Varejo with the Clippers. With the Cavaliers signing back Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, and LeBron James, who mentioned that he wants Thompson and Smith back. There is also talking that team was "trying to move Haywood and Anderson Varejao to the Nets for Joe Johnson, but with Deron Williams gone, Brooklyn is planning to keep Johnson".
As for Thompson, it sounds like there is a deal and general manager David Griffin said that "hopes" an agreement happens and that it may not be "relatively soon". There were reports that the Cavs and Thompson were close on an $80 million extension, and now there are "apart" in talks.
So, the question is whether or not the Cleveland Cavaliers will be getting Matthew Dellavedova and/or Tristan Thompson, as well as the future of players like Mo Williams, Kevin Love, and Iman Shupert.