Last year’s champs, Cleveland, is one such team as the Cavaliers have a big need for a true center. The current roster lacks a big man to patrol the paint and for this franchise to have any hope of winning another title, LeBron James will need some help.
The latest rumors have linked Philadelphia 76ers young center Nerlens Noel with the team, but it might take some creative player movement to get the deal done. Lucas Johnson of Fan Sided has looked into what it could take and has come away with a logical scenario to make it happen.
Noel would head to Cleveland, along with Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko, a player that can help spread the floor and provide some depth in the front court. Philadelphia would acquire Jaylen Brown, Amir Johnson and Terry Rozier, three players that would add some depth to a weak roster and with Brown, a youngster that can help rebuild the 76ers.
The big name headed to the Celtics would be Kevin Love, who general manager Danny Ainge has coveted for several years. His addition, along with Al Horford, would give Boston one of the best front court duos in the game and some star power to an already strong squad.
If you breakdown this potential trade from every angle, it actually supplies each organization with players that fill the teams biggest needs. It has a combination of youth and experience and more importantly, makes each team better heading into the 2016-17 NBA season, a rare combination with so many different players involved and a deal that would make the Eastern Conference significantly stronger from top to bottom.