Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kevin Like is one of the players who is expected to be moved before the February NBA trade deadline. Like is yet to return to the court due to the fact struggling a remaining foot damage in late October, but he has previously participated in complete contact, 5-on-5 scrimmage. Cavaliers Head Mentor Larry Drew claimed that through the apply, Like “moved actually very well, shot the basketball very well,” for each ESPN.
When Kevin Like regains his All-Star variety, NBA teams who are in dire need to have of additional star energy may possibly think about calling the Cavaliers to inquire about his availability by means of trade. Just one of the NBA teams who could categorical fascination in getting Kevin Like is the Portland Path Blazers.
In accordance to Tom Haberstroh of NBC Sports activities, a Kevin Like- C.J. McCollum swap “makes far too a lot sense” for the Cavaliers and the Path Blazers. In the proposed trade offer, the Cavaliers will be sending Like, Channing Frye, and Rodney Hood to the Path Blazers for McCollum and Zach Collins. The offer works on ESPN‘s NBA Trade Equipment.
Investing C.J. McCollum for Kevin Like may possibly be a head-scratcher for some Path Blazers’ lovers, but Haberstroh thinks that it could support Portland come to be a far more aggressive group in the 2018-19 NBA period.
“A Like-Nurkic pairing would make for one of the very best passing frontcourts in all of basketball. Throw Evan Turner in the blend and you have four are living playmakers, three of which can shoot at a large proportion (Nurk is simple cash from the remaining elbow). Frye would make his triumphant return to Portland, wherever he can support fill in for Like until eventually he returns from his foot damage. Hood gets redemption after previous postseason. The Cavs would likely ask for a stud prospect for Love’s services.”
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Kevin Like has not shown any sign that he’s no longer joyful with the Cavaliers, but at this place in his NBA occupation, he will be greater off participating in for a contender than keeping on a rebuilding group. Like will be a excellent addition to the Path Blazers, providing them an All-Star large male who can knock down photographs from past the arc. In the four online games he played this period, Like averaged 19. details, 13.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists on 32.3 p.c capturing from the industry and 29.2 p.c on the three-place vary.
Meanwhile, the offer will give C.J. McCollum the option to enjoy for his hometown group. Most NBA lovers are absolutely intrigued to see what style of player McCollum will be after relocating out of the shadow of Damian Lillard in Portland.