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article imageNBA Trade Rumors: Roy Hibbert to Cleveland Cavaliers?

By Larry Seely     Oct 5, 2014 in Sports
Cleveland - Stat centre Roy Hibbert is the latest player to be at the centre of trade rumors this week. The Cleveland Cavaliers are especially interested in Hibbert, who averaged 10 points and six rebounds in 2013-2014.
Cleveland has already made a big splash with LeBron James returning home and the Cavs acquiring Kevin Love, but recent reports have the front office still looking to solidify the roster and apparently Hibbert is the player they are pursuing.
The 7'2" big man averaged over 10 points and six rebounds last year for the Pacers, but the former first-round pick out of Georgetown is more known for his defense. He had over two block shots per game over the last three years, it's clear the Cavaliers are looking to add some depth and size in the paint.
The latest from The Sporting News has Indiana looking at guard Dion Waiters and center Anderson Varejao in return. Waiters has not been happy with his role in Cleveland and has made that public. The 22-year-old has averaged over 15 points per game in his two years in the league, but the youngster is looking to gain more playing time and would like a bigger role on offense, something that could happen with a trade to the Pacers.
With Hibbert set to make nearly $15 million for the 2014-15 season, the Cavs would need to add at least one other player to make a deal happen. Varejao would be a good addition in a possible trade as the veteran is solid on both ends of the court and would help offset the rebounding with Hibbert gone.
With the Eastern Conference now with an identity crisis and wide open for eight teams looking to make the playoffs this season, Cleveland is looking to build a team that can compete with the squads in San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the West and the addition of another big body, along with the best player in the game, could be just what this team needs to win an NBA title.
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