Cleveland, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to land a second-round pick to bring back a player that had a breakout season.
The Cavs are looking for a second rounder from the New York Knicks, a source told ESPN Crikey.
The source also said the Cavs have discussed a trade for the Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon, the team’s No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
The Cavaliers also have interest in Oklahoma City Thunder forward De’Aaron Fox, who averaged 15.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season for Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma City guard Jahlil Okafor, who had 10.5 points and 4.8 assists per game in 22.2 minutes per game.
The Knicks, meanwhile, are seeking a second draft pick in 2019 to draft guard Josh Jackson.
The Nuggets also have the ability to trade for either the Cavs or Rockets.
The Houston Rockets traded Gordon to the Cleveland Browns for Okafoy, center Alex Poythress, and a 2021 second-rounder.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also traded Gordon and OkaFoy to the Houston Oilers for Jordan Matthews, guard J.R. Smith and a 2019 second- round pick.
The Rockets and Cleveland are both searching for a veteran point guard to bolster their backcourt.