Report: Cavs have checked in with Hornets on Kemba Walker trade
Cleveland’s desperation for roster upgrades is nearing DEFCON 1 levels.
Appearing Tuesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” basketball insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavaliers have “checked in” with the Charlotte Hornets about the possibility of a Kemba Walker trade. Wojnarowski notes Cleveland’s desire to improve defensively in the backcourt and to do so soon.
The 27-year-old Walker, who was recently reported to be available for trade, is averaging 21.8 points and 5.9 assists per game this season. He also has a reputation as one of the better defensive point guards in the NBA.
Granted, the Cavs likely do not have the assets to acquire an All-Star like Walker on a team-friendly deal ($12 million a year through 2019). Thus, they may be better off focusing on their pursuit of this fellow point guard instead.
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