Here’s why this maybe – and I stress the word MAYBE – for the Cavs. The likeliest package Cleveland will offer at the upcoming trade deadline is Ricky Rubio and his expiring contract plus picks for whatever they can get. If all it took the Clippers to get Powell and maybe Covington if they bring him back is a second round pick, maybe that lowers the price for Cleveland’s possible targets – Caris LeVert, Buddy Hield. Maybe they can still keep their first here if th Powell deal is any indication.
Dan Devine on the Clippers-Blazers trade and looking at the bigger picture
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A James Harden-Ben Simmons trade at the deadline? Maybe possible.