NBA trade rumors have the Cleveland Cavaliers hot on the trail of a Ryan Anderson trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. These Cavs trade rumors were part of a report on CBS Sports Wednesday, February 17. Anderson is about to become a free agent, making it necessary for the Pelicans to trade him in order to get something in return. Otherwise Anderson could simply leave in free agency during the NBA offseason. Enter the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that wants to add offense to the second unit.
Ongoing negotiations for a trade between the Cavaliers and Pelicans have been reported by several sources, likely revealing that a deal could be very close. The question is simply what the Cavs are willing to give up to make sure that they get Anderson and that the Pelicans don’t trade him to another team.
There are still several other NBA trade rumors involving the Cleveland Cavaliers, including that long-rumored three-team deal which includes Kevin Love. Those rumors aren’t dying down, despite the front office in Cleveland stating that it doesn’t want to deal Love. It’s unlikely that the rumors will quiet down until after the NBA trade deadline on February 18.