Washington Wizards: Cleveland Cavaliers would be a good trade partner for the Washington Wizards

Cleveland Cavaliers Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Washington Wizards are off to a rough start at 2-7. Would the Cleveland Cavaliers be able to help them out with a possible trade?

The Washington Wizards are coming off their second victory against the New York Knicks. This doesn’t say much as the Knicks don’t have the most talented roster and are clearly rebuilding for the future.

As nice as it is to get a win, it’s hard to take this one seriously. It’s no secret that the Wizards haven’t played well and they need some areas addressed.

The question remains what team would be the right trading partner to get things started with?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the only team that is worse than Washington. They currently are 1-8 and look completely dysfunctional.

Tyronn Lue was fired after an 0-6 start. In Cleveland’s defense, Lue wasn’t the right man for a rebuild. Then again, what have the Cavs done to start this process?

They signed Kevin Love to a four-year, $120 million dollar extension this off-season, which was confusing. LeBron James leaving should indicate that the team must focus on establishing the future. Love is a valuable piece that if traded this past off-season could have brought some draft picks or younger talent to the roster.

Cleveland also decided to keep J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver. I get it, the team doesn’t want to fade into being irrelevant once again, but Smith and Korver aren’t superstars. They are merely just good role-players.

Keeping Love, Smith, and Korver made no sense, but it could benefit the Wizards. Rumors have been surfacing about how the Cavs are finally considering blowing up the team up and they should.

The only person that makes sense to trade for at this point is Korver. Washington is in desperate need of some shooting in which Korver could provide. Smith wouldn’t be a good asset simply because his ego wouldn’t fit. The Wizards already have to many ego’s to suppress and their chemistry is still a work in progress. Smith would only make it worse.

It would be great to acquire someone like Tristan Thompson to help out on the defensive end and with rebounding, but it would take to much to get him. Not to mention his contract is pretty hefty. Love would fall into the same mold in the fact that it would take to much to get him and that contract would be to much for the Wizards to take on.

Korver shouldn’t cost that much. Cleveland can’t expect a first-rounder since he’s 37 years old and towards the end of his career.

Here’s how the deal could shake out.

It’s a win-win for both teams. The Wizards get a knock down sharp-shooter and the Cavaliers can off-load his contract and get picks to obtain some young talent.

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All in all, Cleveland would make a good fit for a trading partner. Both teams can help one another in fixing some problems.

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