Cavs’ quiet summer makes sense, at this point

The signing of Kevin Love to a longterm extension highlights a quiet summer for the Cavs.

The signing of five-time All-Star forward Kevin Love to a four-year, $120 million extension and the subsequent acquisitions of forwards David Nwaba and Sam Dekker (as our own Sam Amico opined) should be considered prudent decisions, according to a report.

Evan Dammarell, writing for Forbes.com, praised the moves.

“Even the Cavaliers rumored roster moves have been underwhelming after Love’s extension,” he writes. “Cleveland was linked to a trade that would send Kyle Korver to the Philadelphia 76ers for point guard Jerryd Bayless. Nothing has really come to fruition in sending Korver back to the team that drafted him.

“Perhaps that might be the best thing for Cleveland, though. When it comes to the trade involving Korver and Philadelphia, getting Bayless in return would be a massive loss for the Cavaliers. Currently, the Cavaliers have three point guards on their roster with Collin Sexton, George Hill and Jordan Clarkson. Adding Bayless to that would just muddy the rotation and stunt Sexton’s development. That and the Cavaliers did trade a protected first to obtain Korver and should seek a similar value when shopping him.”

Another rumored deal doesn’t make sense for Cleveland, either, according to Dammarell.

“The Houston Rockets are supposedly interested in J.R. Smith, but there is not a lot that would interest Cleveland in pulling the trigger,” he writes. “The Cavaliers are in flux, looking to contend while rebuilding on the fly, and probably cannot make moves that satisfy the team’s goals.”

The one exception for the Cavaliers being the re-signing of restricted free-agent swingman Rodney Hood, though not mentioned in the report.

3 Comments on "Cavs’ quiet summer makes sense, at this point"

  1. Need to sign Rodney Hood long term

  2. The CAVS are wise to proceed with caution regarding a Rodney Hood extension. The talent is there but the rest of the package hasn’t warranted a long term deal. Utah would have never let him go so easily if this wasn’t the case.

  3. I blame Hoods agent. He shoot of pushed the Cavs to decide on Hood by getting his client an offer-sheet with another team. the Cavs would have known his value and made a decision to match or let him walk. As they talk about a new deal it seems like Hood wants a short deal with a big number, That bothers me it seems like he may be setting himself up to go to his preferred organization after a short deal with the Cavs. Why didn’t they get an offer. it seem a little problematic to me.

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