NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs to target a win-now wing at the trade deadline?

NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Donovan Mitchell (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Donovan Mitchell (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly a team that will target a win-now wing at the trade deadline.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a uniquely talented team but still remain a ways away from being considered among the favorites in the Eastern Conference. For such a young team, that isn’t a bad thing. However, they could have some work to do between now and the NBA Trade Deadline if they want to make a deep run in the postseason this year.

According to a recent report, the front office knows this and has its eyes on acquiring a win-now wing at the trade deadline. It’s unknown who exactly the Cavs may have their eyes on specifically, but they are looking to add some depth along the wing for the stretch run.

After acquiring Donovan Mitchell during the offseason, the Cavs clearly made the jump from a rebuilding team to a win-now club. And that has been reflected in their 22-14 record. Though, in an attempt to take another step forward, making a move at the trade deadline seems like a good bet.

We shall see who the Cavs end up targeting.

A few options for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

A few options that would fit the mold of what the Cavs are reportedly looking for are Harrison Barnes, P.J. Washington, Jae Crowder, and possibly Josh Richardson. They may be more and perhaps some of these names may not be targets for the Cavs.

Either way, it appears that Cleveland will be seeking to make a move at the deadline that will give them a chance to take another step forward in the Eastern Conference. It’s unlikely that there will be a move out there that puts them on the same wavelength as the Milwaukee Bucks or Boston Celtics, but the Cavs will have a puncher’s chance in any one of those series. Thanks in large part to their dynamic guard duo of Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland.

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Another wing would help this team in their pursuit of a deep run in the postseason. But finding the right fit for what this team is looking for could be difficult for the Cavs. Even more so considering they don’t have a ton of assets to move at this year’s trade deadline.