Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Chuck Myron at HoopsRumors.com discussed the Thunder being linked yet again to Cavaliers forward/center Anderson Varejao in trade talks. It’s the usual suspects in trade pieces with rookies Jeremy Lamb and Perry Jones III as well as Toronto’s top-three protected first-round pick in the upcoming draft being mentioned. “The Thunder have been frequently mentioned as a potential partner in a Varejao deal. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reported that the teams have discussed a proposal that would send Perry Jones III, Jeremy Lamb and the Raptors’ 2013 first-rounder that Oklahoma City owns to Cleveland for Varejao. The Thunder would have to give up more to make the salaries match for that deal, though. They could accomplish that by throwing in Hasheem Thabeet, Eric Maynor and DeAndre Liggins, but a five-for-one trade would seriously compromise the Thunder’s depth if anyone got hurt, and I don’t think such a package would be intriguing enough for Cleveland to bite. Lloyd wrote earlier in the month that the Cavs could have their eyes on Serge Ibaka, and Marc Stein of ESPN.com said two weeks ago that rival executives are skeptical Varejao will be dealt because Cleveland’s price for Varejao keeps going up.” It’s great to hear that the Cavaliers are keeping the asking price high for the hopeful All-Star big, who is leading the league in rebounding with 14.4 boards per game. He will miss his sixth straight game tonight due to a right knee bruise. This article also points out that Varejao has a slight 5% trade kicker in his salary. It also has a good collection of the prevailing thoughts around the league about whether Varejao will ultimately stay put or not. Related: 2012 Sucked; Four Reasons Why 2013 Might Be Better
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