NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers May Send Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Nets Pick To Pelicans For DeMarcus Cousins

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Dec. 29 2017, Updated 5:05 a.m. ET

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to meet with the Golden State Warriors for a fourth straight NBA Finals match in June. With the NBA trade season underway, the Cavs have been linked to a lot of big-name players for a potential midseason blockbuster deal.

Cleveland is still third in the Eastern Conference standings at the moment, sporting a 24-11 record, after losing three of their last four games, including a 99-92 defeat at the hands of the Warriors on Christmas Day.

With the Cavs’ failure to close out the Warriors during the game, a lot of trade speculations have again emerged, with each one suggesting how the team could improve enough to dethrone the defending champions.

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The latest rumor was suggested by Michael Saenz of FanSided’s Sir Charles in Charge blog. Saenz proposed a trade scenario that would send Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and the 2018 first-rounder from Brooklyn in exchange for mercurial center DeMarcus Cousins.

Cousins is considered one of the top big men in the league right now. The three-time NBA All-Star currently averages monster numbers of 25.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 5.2 assists, and 1.5 steals in 35.1 minutes per game. He is also shooting 35.2 percent from three-point range, which is the second-highest rate he had so far in his eight-year career.

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