The latest NBA trade rumors are following the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, but only because the rich are looking to get richer. The Cavs have rookie second-round pick Kay Felder slated as their current backup point guard, but he has a concussion and may not be available when the season begins next week. Even if Felder is healthy, Cleveland would like to have a veteran point guard to play behind Kyrie Irving while Felder gains some NBA experience in a limited role.
NBC Sports has reported that the Cavaliers are aggressively pursing a trade for a veteran point guard with the hope that they can obtain such a player in the next few days. In a related story on CSN Bay Area, James Ham discussed a scenario in which the Sacramento Kings may be targeting Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio for a possible trade. As a result of these, and other NBA trade rumors that are stewing in the rumor mill, a new trade scenario has surfaced that involves all three of these franchises.
The rumored trade proposal states that the Cavs would acquire point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard Ben McLemore, while Ricky Rubio would become a member of the Sacramento Kings. Shooting guard Iman Shumpert would be sent to Minnesota as the final part of this three-team swap. This four-player deal does satisfy all NBA trade and salary cap restrictions, so the rumored proposal is legitimate from that standpoint.