March 1, 2013
"Despite no trade today, Cavs will end season w/better roster and MOAR PICKS than when year started. Not too shabby." -@WFNYBen
A month ago the Cavaliers traded Jon Leuer to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marreese Speights, guards Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby, and a future first-round draft pick. That was this year's big move. The Cavs provided Memphis a place to shed a little salary, and in return the Cavs got a couple pieces and a first round draft pick.
Heading into Thursday's NBA trade deadline, the Cavs were already ahead of the game for the year.
Of course, the trade deadline which passed by could have been much, much more interesting had the Cavaliers not lost Anderson Varejao for the season. Because of that injury the Cavs really didn't have much to dangle in front of teams aside from salary relief. There weren't many teams that thought they were a Daniel Gibson or Omri Casspi away from contending. Probably most phone calls that were taken by Grant the past week had to do with...