One thing is clear in Cleveland — the Cavaliers need help.
LeBron James and Co. have lost eight of their last 11 games, and some players reportedly are worried that the team can’t contend with the Golden State Warriors.
But have no fear, Lou Williams is here?
Well, not yet.
With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, the Cavs reportedly are interested in the Los Angeles Clippers swingman, as well as center DeAndre Jordan and Sacramento Kings point guard George Hill, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
Williams is having arguably the best season of his career, averaging 23.2 points per game on 45 percent shooting. The veteran could give the Cavs’ starting lineup a boost, as J.R. Smith has struggled this season and Dwyane Wade has settled in as the leader of the second unit.
Hill, who is likely to be one of the veterans the Kings will bench in favor of their young players, would give Cleveland a good backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas. The Cavs relied on the oft-injured Derrick Rose and the over-the-hill Jose Calderon in Thomas’ absence, and Hill’s veteran savvy and 3-point shooting ability would be a welcome addition to their bench.
As for Jordan, it’s been reported that the Clippers are unwilling to trade the star center unless the Cavs include the Brooklyn Nets’ 2018 first-round draft pick, which they seem unwilling to do with James’ future up in the air.
It appears it will be a busy deadline for the Cavs.