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The Cavs approached the 76ers about a deal for T.J. McConnell

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Cleveland tried to send Jordan McRae out in a deal McConnell.

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As the Cleveland Cavaliers look for a playmaker, they were reportedly interested in Philadelphia 76ers guard T.J. McConnell.

From Keith Pompey of philly.com:

The Cleveland Cavaliers approached the Sixers several weeks ago about acquiring McConnell in a trade, according to several sources. The Sixers declined the offer.

The Cavs wanted to put together a deal that would have brought Jordan McRae back to Philly. The Sixers acquired McRae in the second round of the 2014 draft. The Sixers sent him to Australia to play for Melbourne United during the 2014-15 season. McRae was waived by the Sixers on Oct. 26, 2015.

McConnell, 24, is in his second NBA season after playing college ball at Arizona. For his career, he’s been a spot starter for the 76ers and been okay at best.

The interesting thing about this report is that McConnell doesn’t really check any of the boxes Cleveland really needs. He’s just a 32.5 percent shooter from three for his career - and is at 25 percent so far this season - and he’s not a particularly good playmaker. While he has been in the NBA longer, it’s hard to see how he’d be an upgrade over someone like Kay Felder who is a) already on the roster and b) the Cavs spent money on just to draft.

This season, McConnell is averaging 5.6 points and six assists in 45 games.