The Cleveland Cavaliers were in discussions with the Indiana Pacers for a Paul George trade - even without a general manager at the time. The trade was tantalizing because of its potential to unite George and rival LeBron James and to give the Cavs some of the positional versatility necessary to challenge
Dan Gilbert and new Cleveland Cavaliers general manager were mostly non-committal on Irving and his trade request. They refused to get into specifics.
Many questions were unanswered when the Orlando Magic hired Jeff Weltman as their new president of basketball operations two months ago. Chief among them: Did Weltman plan to tank the 2017-18 season in an attempt to secure the best possible draft pick next June? The answer appears clearer now. The signings