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Not only are the Cleveland Cavaliers interested in obtaining George Hill from the Sacramento Kings, the team is willing to take on money in order to do so, according to a report.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders said on Twitter this is a step beyond what Cleveland had been willing to do in order to acquire Hill, a veteran guard who can play both positions in the backcourt.
For what its worth – hearing the Cavs have expressed real interest in George Hill. The Cavs seem open to taking on some contract money, something they were unwilling to do 2 months ago.
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 23, 2018
Several sources told Amico Hoops last week of the Cavs’ interest in Hill. Sources later added a potential Cavs trade for Hill would possibly involve sending big man Channing Frye and shooting guard Iman Shumpert, as well potentially point guard Derrick Rose to the Kings.
ESPN suggested the deal would focus on Frye and Shumpert only, and perhaps a draft pick — something first mentioned by the New York Times.
The pick isn’t expected to be anything substantial, sources said, meaning it could be a second-rounder.
Added the Times: “Channing Frye’s $7.4 million expiring contract would certainly feature in any Cleveland/Sacramento swap and Frye would likely become an immediate candidate on the buyout market.”
Several sources suggested the Cavs-Kings deal could be finalized as soon as Wednesday or Thursday.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8.
Sam Amico contributed to this report.