Kemba Walker is arguably the biggest name on the trade market (depending on how you feel about DeAndre Jordan) and the Cavaliers have been linked to him regularly for the past week leading up to the trade deadline.
Well, it’s not looking great for the Cavs in their Walker pursuits right now.
Cleveland is staying persistent in trying to construct a Kemba Walker deal, but there remains no traction there, league sources tell ESPN. MIchael Jordan isn't easily parting with Walker.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
Well, that makes sense. The Cavaliers are probably loathe to part with the Brooklyn pick while taking on one of Charlotte’s terrible contracts, whether it’s Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or (gulp) Dwight Howard.
They might be willing to do the Brooklyn pick only in exchange for useful players from the Hornets while sending back a bad salary, but it’s hard to see Michael Jordan doing that either.
This is the kind of deal that looks helpful for the Cavaliers while shoring up their production at the point guard position, but ultimately seems like it’ll be too hard to get done. We’ll see what happens.