The NBA Trade Rumors this offseason have become extremely interesting. With Kevin Durant joining Steph Curry and the rest of the Warriors, the rest of the league are trying to boost their roster as well. One player who has been frequently linked to trade talks is Nerlens Noel. This time, rumors have it that Noel could potentially land in Cleveland if the Cavs and Sixers are able to pull off a huge trade.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been a very bad team for the past several years. The ?tanking? strategy of their former General Manager is premised on losing intentionally to get high draft picks and rebuild for the future. That strategy has paid off when the Sixers drafted Ben Simmons with the first pick in this year?s NBA Draft.
Simmons has the makings of a superstar, with the forward often being compared to Cavs franchise player LeBron James. While the Simmons pick has given hope to Philadelphia fans, it has likewise created a logjam at the forward spot. This is the reason why the Sixers are reportedly eager to trade either Nerlens Noel or Jahlil Okafor before the season.
According to TheSixerSense, one potential destination for Noel is the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is certainly intriguing news as the addition of Noel to the current champions will instantly make them better defensively. The Cavs lost Timofey Mozgov in free agency and is rumored to be trading Kevin Love. With Noel, the Cavs will be getting a young defensive forward who can rebound and block shots.
In order to acquire Noel, the Cavaliers are likely going to part with Iman Shumpert or J.R. Smith. The Sixers will not want Kevin Love as it will simply clog their frontcourt once more. One potential scenario that could also work is if a third team will take on Kevin Love and give the Sixers either a guard or draft picks in return.
This is still a very fluid situation so Cavaliers fans should wait and see if indeed there is any truth to the Nerlens Noel to the Cavaliers talk. Be sure to check back here soon to find out more NBA trade rumors as well as other trending topics in the NBA.