The Cleveland Cavaliers made a big push on Monday as far as trades go. They sent shooting guard Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in return receiving Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. J.R. Smith should be a good sixth man off the bench for them, which is what they are lacking.
When it comes to defensive big men, they are lacking on that side of the roster as well. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted about the Cavaliers push for an inside defensive presence.
Cleveland remaining in pursuit of center Timofy Mozgov, but Denver still reluctant to deal him, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 6, 2015
Mozgov is still struggling in his role for Denver, but it would be an upgrade at the Center position for the Cavaliers. Along with Mozgov, the Cavaliers are still pursing names like Deandre Jordan, and Brendan Wright.