First reported by Mitch Lawrence a contributor to Forbes, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add a playmaker and the Nuggets’ Jameer Nelson is one of the players listed as a target. The other two players mentioned are the Bulls’ Rajón Rondo and the Mavericks’ Deron Williams.
For their thin backcourt, the Cavs have been looking to add Denver’s Jameer Nelson, Chicago’s Rajon Rondo or Dallas’ Deron Williams. Any of the three could help the Cavs. Nelson now is serving as Emmanuel Mudiay’s mentor, but could be dealt for the right price. Rondo, every coach’s nightmare, is on the outs in Chicago and in a backup role since being demoted from his starting spot. Williams could be a buyout candidate for the 15-29 Mavs since this looks like a lottery season for Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki.
The Cavaliers don’t have many intriguing young assets but if the Nuggets can get a first rounder out of them. It’s worth the try.