It appears we have entered the peak of this year’s NBA trade season. Following the Rajon Rondo trade, contenders around the league have been scouring lottery-bound teams for unwanted talent. The GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James (we all know David Griffin is just a pawn), has been especially active this year, having successfully acquired three players in two different transactions just this week. While this is an almost unprecedented display of roster overhauling in such a short period of time, it appear they may not be done, seeing as just today ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Cavaliers were once again looking to add another player to their arsenal in a three team trade that almost transpired today between Memphis and the Boston.
The Celtics would have traded Jeff Green to the Grizzlies, who in turn would have sent Greek center Kosta Koufos to Cleveland, who would have, along with Memphis, sent picks to the Celtics. While it is unclear whether or not these talks are officially done, seeing as the question remains whether these talks happened before or after the Mozgov signing, it has officially become clear that Jeff Green is on the trading block. Memphis, who have been extremely well with their three-guard starting lineup, appear to be in the market for a traditional small forward despite their unexpected success. Cleveland, meanwhile, may be just one poor road trip away from firing their coach, and doing everything in their power to fix their team chemistry. Continue reading Breaking Down the Potential Jeff Green-to-Memphis Trade »