Cavs top Bucks, eye more deals before NBA trade deadline
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to make move more players and assets before the mid-season trade deadline, a source close to situation reported Saturday.
According to FoxSportsOhio.com writer Sam Amico, the Cavaliers could still come up with some surprises after dealing Jon Leuer to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby, Marreese Speights, and a first-round pick last week.
Amico said the Cavaliers could still move the expiring contracts of Daniel Gibson and Luke Walton or sweeten a trade package with the inclusion of some draft picks.
The Cavs are on the lookout for more draft picks, hoping that it would soon land them a bigtime rookie and become instrumental in getting a marquee player.
Meanwhile, the Cavs won their second consecutive game after downing the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-108, Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Coming off a 40-point performance in a 95-90 win over the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving continued to destroy opponents’ defense as the second-year All-Star guard racked up 35 points and 5 rebounds to lead the Cavs to rare back-to-back victories.
Irving was once again unstoppable, shooting 12-for-17 from the field and 9-for-9 from the free-throw line. Tristan Thompson recorded 18 points and 6 boards while Dion Waiters added 16 for the Cavs, who climbed all the way out of a 20-point hole.
Irsan Ilyasova had another monster night with 30 points and 7 rebounds while Monta Ellis contributed 21 points, 9 dimes and 6 rebounds for the Bucks, who fell to 22-19 this season.
The Cavaliers (12-32) will gun for their third straight win Saturday night when they take on the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Center.