Daily News – July 3, 2017

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Cavaliers continue to look for Iman Shumpert trade after Rockets land P.J. Tucker
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have tried in earnest to trade Kevin Love and now Iman Shumpert, to no avail.

Cleveland was in discussions with the Houston Rockets Saturday to send Shumpert there in a move to clear salary space. But the Rockets agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with veteran wing P.J. Tucker Saturday evening, which could take Houston out of the market for Shumpert and his $21 million contract.

The Vertical is reporting that the Cavs’ talks with Houston have in fact stalled. Sources told cleveland.com that the Cavs will continue to try to trade Shumpert, indicating that there were other potential landing spots for the 27-year-old. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers should focus on defensive acquisitions this summer
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — As the Cleveland Cavaliers ponder summer moves, the kinds of tweaks that can bring them closer to the dynastic Golden State Warriors, the focus should be obvious.

For a bulk of the last two years, Cleveland’s additions have centered on boosting the offense, helping the Cavaliers become a fast-paced, high-scoring group often reliant on 3-point bombs.

Channing Frye. Kyle Korver. Deron Williams. Mike Dunleavy — before shipping him away in January. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cavaliers, Kyle Korver agree to three-year, $22 million contract
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — Kyle Korver agreed to return to the Cavaliers on a three-year, $22 million contract, sources told cleveland.com.

Korver, 36, was perhaps the Cavs’ top priority as a free agent this offseason. He led the NBA in 3-point field-goal percentage (.451) last season and has made the fifth-most 3s in NBA history (2,049) in his 14 pro seasons.

Joining the Cavs in a trade in January from Atlanta, he shot .485 from 3-point range and averaged 10.7 points off the bench. Because Cleveland traded for Korver last season, the team was eligible to pay him without restriction by the league’s complex salary rules. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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