Rumor: Cavaliers Want One of Two Grizzlies Wings


After a number of offseason moves, the Memphis Grizzlies have a jam-packed roster. Rumors have the Cleveland Cavaliers more than happy to help them out by taking one of Dillon Brooks or Kyle Anderson off their hands. 

Brooks and Anderson are said to be available, and Cavs reporter Chris Fedor says that sources indicate that an offer of Larry Nance Jr. would be trading from a Cleveland strength at power forward, to fill a need on the wing. 

Cleveland has a lack of perimeter scoring, and that's where Brooks or Anderson could fill a void. 

Brooks has been a significant performer for the Cavs over the last two years, upping his PPG to 17.2 this past season. Anderson just posted his best career numbers by far in his 7th season, with 12.4 PPG, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. Either player would fill a great need for Cleveland, while helping ease the Grizzlies roster crunch. 

Memphis currently has 19 players on the payroll, and only 15 roster spots come opening night. The Cavaliers are active in the trade market, according to Fedor, so it seems like there could be the makings of a deal here. 

These are the dog days of August, so any rumor is worth keeping an eye on. 

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