NBA Trade Deadline: Most Likely Players To Be Traded To The Cavaliers

NBA Trade Deadline: Most Likely Players To Be Traded To The Cavaliers
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The halfway point to the NBA’s regular-season is fast approaching, as is the trade deadline on Feb. 9. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers came out of the gates strong across Ohio sportsbooks and currently sit as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 24-14 record. 

The Cavaliers made a big splash in September when they acquired three-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz in a trade, and Mitchell has more than delivered, even dropping a franchise record 71 points on Monday night in a win over the Chicago Bulls.

Now, the Cavs are primed to potentially make another splash next month at the trade deadline to prepare for their likely playoff push. analyzed the biggest needs for the Cavaliers and rumors swirling across the NBA to develop hypothetical odds of the most likely trade candidates for the team. 

Here are the players most likely to head to Cleveland in February who will look to improve the team's current +1000 odds to win the Eastern Conference at BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio.

Most Likely Players To Be Traded To The Cavaliers

PlayerPercentage ChanceOdds
Cam Reddish, Knicks16%+525
Malik Beasley, Jazz13%+670
Joe Harris, Nets13%+670
Harrison Barnes, Kings10%+900
Kelly Oubre Jr., Hornets8%+1150
Terrence Ross, Magic8%+1150
The Field32%+213

Cam Reddish Leads the Pack

Of course, the field has the highest odds with an entire pool of potential trade candidates for the Cavaliers. 

Of the individual players, Cam Reddish of the New York Knicks leads the pack with hypothetical odds of +525 to join the Cavs. Reddish, a top 10 draft pick in 2019, has played in 20 games this season but has not seen the court since Dec. 3 after a groin injury and being held out of the Knicks’ rotation by head coach Tom Thibodeau. 

Reddish, a free agent after this season, is averaging 8.4 points per game. 

Utah’s Malik Beasley and Brooklyn’s Joe Harris each have a 13% hypothetical chance of heading to Cleveland. Beasley has started just five games this season, but has played in every contest for the Jazz thus far, averaging 14.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. 

Harris has started 18 games and is averaging 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He missed four games with a knee injury in December but did return to the lineup on Monday night.

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Harrison Barnes, Kelly Oubre in the Mix

The Kings are 19-16 thus far as they search for their first playoff appearance since 2006. Harrison Barnes, a former first-round pick of the Warriors who has been in Sacramento since 2019, has started every game this season and is averaging 13.6 points per game. 

Barnes won an NBA title against the Cavaliers in 2015 as a member of the Warriors, and could bring veteran, playoff-savvy experience to a young Cavs roster.

The Charlotte Hornets have the third-worst record in the NBA this season and will likely be sellers at the deadline. Kelly Oubre Jr. is on his fourth NBA team in nine seasons and could be on the move again. 

The 27-year-old sharp shooter is having a career year for the Hornets, averaging 20.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. While Oubre is out four-to-six weeks with an injury, he could still help the Cavs in the postseason.

The Orlando Magic are also in position to sell at the deadline with the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference. 

Terrence Ross, a member of the Magic since 2017, has been the subject of numerous trade rumors and may finally be on his way out of the Sunshine State. He is averaging eight points per game this season. 

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Shelby Dermer is a reporter for Shelby has been a sports reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer for the last five years and now lends his expertise to the Ohio sports betting market. He grew up in Waynesville, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University.

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