The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to clear out some salary and avoid paying a bigger tax bill than they need to. With Kyle Korver roaming the streets of free agency, the Cavs reportedly want to keep the sharpshooting wingman but it could come at the cost of another bigger contract in their rotation.
Almost two years after he signed a four-year deal worth about $40 million, Iman Shumpert is reportedly the man getting sent out of town.
Following comes from Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN.
Cleveland's in talks with Houston on a deal to move Iman Shumpert to Rockets, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/Uym4ZfSwMz
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
Cavs in market to get draft pick & trade exception for Iman Shumpert, which would free $ to sign Kyle Korver and set up future deals.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 1, 2017
The Rockets were reportedly connected to a few big name wings including Andre Iguodala and Rudy Gay but with a current shortage of free cap room to spend, they have to do some cap olympics to make some moves happen. Houston has a trade exception valued at about $8.4 million and if they add some non-guaranteed deals, they should make this one work.