Sources: Cavaliers have interest in either of Lopez brothers
After reports that Cavs GM David Griffin passed on making a trade for Corey Brewer to pursue signing a big man, Fox Sports’ Sam Amico says the Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in making a trade for Brook Lopez or his brother, Robin Lopez:
League sources say the Cavs have an interest in both Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (clearly on the market) and Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (Brook’s twin brother). But salaries would make any sort of move involving the Cavs and either Lopez brother unlikely.
Brook Lopez has one year left on his contract for almost $17 million while Robin has a $6 million contract that expires at the end of this season, making him a free agent. Thought Brook is considered the more talented of the two, he’s also the more injury-prone. His constant foot issues have presented a durability risk in the last two years.
The Nets recently put their starting big man on the trading block along with their point guard and shooting guard. Cleveland would have to do some unloading to make room for Brook’s contract. Robin is the more lucrative option, but he’s comfortable and highly productive in his role with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Neither Portland or Brooklyn have shown direct interest in making a deal with Cleveland. Thus, as as Amico stated, nothing seems too likely.