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Cavaliers trade rumors: Why Cleveland could be quiet Thursday

With the trade deadline just around the corner, the Cavaliers might not make another big move.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers already made a roster-changing move when they acquired Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby from the Memphis Grizzlies. So, the team might not look do anything special before the NBA trade deadline hits on Feb. 21, per Fear the Sword.

Not this week. It doesn't appear that the Cavaliers are all that interested in spending much money between now and 2014, for whatever reason, so unless they get blown away by an offer for someone like Marcin Gortat, I can't really see it. If the Cavaliers are anxious to fill the spots with real starters (and oh, how I wish they would) they could make a run at Chase Budinger this summer, who will be an unrestricted free agent. He has been out for most of the year due to injury, but he is a really productive player when healthy.

One move the Cavaliers could look to make would be to deal Speights away and save on the $4.2 million he is owed this season and not have to worry about him picking up his $4.5 million player option for the 2013-14 season. The big man has been productive for head coach Byron Scott; Speights has averaged 13 points and 6.4 rebounds through 10 games with the team.

Gortat is an interesting piece as he makes $7.2 million this season and will make $7.7 million next season. He is averaging 11.3 points and 8.7 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns this season and has been good without the assistance of Steve Nash.

For more on the Cavaliers visit: Fear the Sword.

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