Should Cavs trade Speights?
Speights would seem a likely candidate to move because he has a player option for next season. Neither Speights nor his agent, Andy Miller, has given any indication if he will pick up the $4.5 million option for next season or opt instead for free agency. But about half of the league’s teams could have cap space next summer, making it likely Speights could get a long-term deal making at least the $4.5 million he will earn next season on his current deal.
“I ain’t looking forward to free agency yet,” Speights said Tuesday.
For what it’s worth, Speights waived his Bird rights and had to approve the deal to come to the Cavs from the Memphis Grizzlies last month, but that’s not a guarantee he’s willing to pass up long-term security to remain with the Cavs. Coach Byron Scott avoided all trade speculation on Tuesday.
-- Akron Beacon Journal