For the last week or so, there have been soft rumblings about the Cavs potentially moving Brendan Haywood and his contract to the San Antonio Spurs. Those rumblings grew a lot louder after a report from San Antonio indicated that there had indeed been talks between the two teams. Patty Mills, Tiago Splitter, and Boris Diaw were all names speculated about perhaps coming back to Cleveland.
I was a little skeptical of the talks, both in whether I wanted them to occur and in whether or not I thought there was anything to them. Splitter and Diaw might be a little more expensive than the Cavs want to bring back right now. And lo and behold, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal is here to pour cold water on the rumors:
Idea of trade between #Cavs and Spurs involving Haywood contract "never discussed," I was told.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) June 30, 2015
This doesn't mean a lot. Maybe the deal still goes through with the Spurs. I still think the most likely scenario involves the Cavs taking some sort of trade exception back and helping a team get a little bit more salary cap space. With the new league year starting tomorrow, we should get some concrete answers soon.