The NBA’s trade deadline on March 25 is still weeks away, but it appears that a handful of teams are prepared to make moves prior to that date. Over the weekend, a report from The Athletic revealed that the Cavaliers aggressively searched for a trade partner over the weekend in hopes of moving second-year guard Kevin Porter Jr.
The report detailed the events that transpired in the aftermath of the multi-team deal that sent James Harden to the Nets.
Cavaliers guard Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to be traded or released following an outburst Friday in the Cavs locker room, The Athletic has learned from several sources with direct knowledge of the events.
Porter, 20, who has not played this season due to personal issues, grew angry when he entered the locker room and realized the team gave his old locker to Taurean Prince, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade Wednesday.
Outside of Porter Jr., Nets guard Landry Shamet is on the trade block according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky highlighted the comments that Windhorst made in regards to Shamet on a recent podcast.
“I don’t know what sort of trade value that they have left on their roster. I talked to two different teams that the Nets offered Landry Shamet to in the last week, attempting to get a first-round pick. They were trying to keep Jarrett Allen, as you can imagine. So to get the fourth first-round pick, they were trying to find a team that would give them anything and so they shopped Landry Shamet pretty hard, from what I understand.”
Shamet, a 23-year-old guard out of Wichita State, has connected on 39.6 percent of his three-point attempts over the course of his 147-game stint in the NBA.
Finally, the Raptors waived veteran center Alex Len on Tuesday. The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the news earlier today.
The Raptors have waived center Alex Len.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 19, 2021
Len appeared in just seven games with the Raptors prior to his departure.