NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs interested in a move for Malik Beasley ahead of deadline

Utah Jazz Malik Beasley (Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports)
Utah Jazz Malik Beasley (Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to seek upgrades at the NBA Trade Deadline, Malik Beasley could be a potential target.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been a pleasant surprise this season. And it appears that they see an opportunity to really make a move in the postseason. With Donovan Mitchell playing at the level he is, it would be somewhat foolish for the Cavs not to continue to add to the roster ahead of the stretch run. Especially as the rest of their young core continues to develop.

And there are plenty of names that have been linked to the Cavs over the last few weeks. It seems like a strong bet that this team is going to eventually make a deal at the NBA Trade Deadline. The question is, will it be a move that will have a tangible impact on the team?

According to a recent report, one player that the Cavs have been linked to recently is Utah Jazz wing, Malik Beasley.

Beasley is averaging 14 points per game on 36 percent shooting from 3-point range this season in Utah. As a player with a team option for next season, he’s emerged as a popular trade deadline target.

The Cleveland Cavaliers seem set on making a move at the NBA Trade Deadline

At least when it comes to reading the rumor mill, it seems as if the Cavs are going to be one of the more aggressive teams at the trade deadline. With the hope of adding to the team ahead of the push toward the playoffs, it seems that they are deadset on making a deal before next month.

In the last 11 games, the Cavs have hit a bit of a rough patch. The Cavs are just 5-6 in their last 11 and have fallen to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Considering where this team was last season, that’s a step forward. However, considering where this team was in the East hierarchy just a few weeks ago, their recent fall down the standings has been somewhat concerning.

The hope is that a move at the trade deadline could help jumpstart this team over the last couple of months of the season. And while it’s difficult to envision this team making a huge move at the deadline, sometimes adding one better-fitting bench piece is the difference between an early playoff exit and a deep run.

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The Cas will be aggressive over the next few weeks it seems. Will they strike a deal?