NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers Trading Chris Andersen To Hornets; Bulls Trading Doug McDermott or Robin Lopez For First-Round Draft Pick

By Joseph St. James. , Feb 14, 2017 07:10 AM EST

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks. That trade gave Lebron James another shooting guard for help. Not resting with that, some NBA trade rumors are saying that the Cavs are again getting another playmaker before the trading period ends on February 23.

The Cleveland Cavaliers Sweetens The Deal With Cold Cash

Chris Fedor, an NBA analyst has given some credence to these NBA trade rumors. He says that a deal has been inked by the Cavs with the Charlotte Hornets. He reported that the Cavs have traded Chris Andersen to the Hornets for a 2017 second-round draft pick. According to Fedor, the deal also involves the Cavs giving cash to the Hornets.

The actual amount of cash was not revealed but some NBA trade rumors say that the trade deal would be favorable to the Hornets since they will not be giving up any of their assets. Although they will give up some cash, the Cavs will now have the freedom to trade a draft pick or sign a free agent to get another player that could bolster their chances to reach the playoffs.

NBA Trade Rumors Say The Bulls Wants To Exchange Two Players For A First-Round Pick

Meanwhile, some NBA trade rumors are saying that the Chicago Bulls are also looking for a first-round pick in exchange for forward Dough McDermott or center Robin Lopez. McDermott was acquired by the Bulls in 2014 as 11th overall pick. He is owed $3.3 million for next season. When he becomes a free agent next season, he will still have a $4.5 million qualifying offer.

Lopez, meanwhile, was obtained by the Bulls in the offseason. He now averages 9.8 points, 1.5 blocks, 6.9 rebounds and 28.1 minutes for the team. He is owed $28.2 million for the next two NBA seasons. Some NBA trade rumors say that the Bulls are also interested in getting Jahlil Okafor from the Philadelphia 76ers. How this trade deal relates to acquiring a first-round pick is not made clear at this time.

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