The clock continues to tick toward Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, and while the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t expecting any moves that will significantly alter the roster complexion, there are a trio of names repeatedly mentioned in trade rumors: JaVale McGee, Andre Drummond and Cedi Osman.
This time of year can be complicated, especially with social media and endless rumormongers. But Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff has urged players to block out the noise.
“We just try to stay focused on the team, and put all our energy into how we treat each other the same as we always do,” Bickerstaff said. “People are on this team until they’re not. The likelihood of trades happening is always so small. You think about all the rumors that are always spread. Three percent of those rumors actually come to fruition.”