Cavs Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers and Jose Calderon Have Mutual Interest

Ruben Hill
July 2, 2017

Unfortunately, his last memory as a member of the Cavaliers would be watching the Warriors celebrating under confetti as they won the recent NBA Finals in five games, should Shumpert be moved. They're waiting on veterans to take minimum salary and join as ring chasers.

With their front office situation in flux before the draft, Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert apparently had a three-team deal in place with the Suns and Indiana Pacers that would have sent Kyrie Irving to Phoenix, Eric Bledsoe and Paul George to Cleveland, and the No. 4 pick to the Pacers (Josh Jackson was later selected there). The Thunder received Dion Waiters from Cleveland, the Knicks acquired Lou Amundson, Alex Kirk, Lance Thomas and a 2019 second-round pick while the Cavaliers landed Shumpert and J.R. Smith from NY.

ESPN reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers are talking about moving Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets in exchange for a number of non-guaranteed contracts.

It would be the second time the 27-year-old shooting guard has been traded as the New York Knicks dealt Shumpert to the Cavs during the 2014-15 season.

Over the course of that tumultuous campaign, Calderon averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 assists, a drop from his career averages of 9.6 points and 6.2 assists.

The market for Shumpert is still uncertain and I'm not sure what the Cavaliers would be able to recoup in a trade. That player is Jose Calderon, who has 12 years of National Basketball Association experience with six different teams.

Against Golden State, Shumpert's offensive flaws seem to get exposed and so the Cavaliers are probably trying to create some cap space, while also trying to get someone else in return.

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