It appears the Cavaliers are doing everything they can to keep LeBron James.
Cleveland entered the 2018 NBA Draft without knowing James’ intentions as he has until midnight on June 29 to make a decision on the final year of his contract, but it appears the Cavs are interested in a trade with the Hornets that would bring veteran point guard Kemba Walker to Cleveland.
There was speculation from many that a trade would happen on draft night for Walker, but according to the Bleacher Report, citing two unidentified league sources, there’s still a possibility.
Per the Bleacher Report:
The Cavs continue to explore the possibility of working a deal with the Charlotte Hornets for two-time All-Star Kemba Walker, two league sources told B/R on Thursday night. Their best chance at such a deal would seem to have involved the eighth pick in the draft, which didn’t happen. One person close to Walker said Thursday night that he still believes such a deal is “possible.”
Another league source pushed the notion of a trade for Walker one step further when it comes to the Cavs’ chances of keeping LeBron: Acquiring Walker, the person said, “is the only way LeBron stays.”
In addition to expressing interest in Walker, the Cavs have reportedly inquired about Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard after reports surfaced last week that Leonard wants out of San Antonio.
The Cavs selected Alabama point guard Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick out of the draft Thursday, but it appears they are still looking to bolster their roster.
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