NBA Rumors: Cavaliers to acquire Jared Dudley before trade deadline

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The Cavaliers are now sitting on top of the NBA Eastern Conference and to make it across the emerging Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs, they may have to look at Jared Dudley as a player that can compliment their playing style under the new coach, Tyronne Lue.

LeBron James, who is clearly the cornerstone of the Cavs, had success with the Miami Heat that resulted to 2 NBA Championships in 4 NBA Finals appearances.

With that, the Cavaliers hope to replicate what the Miami Heat has done for LeBron James. One of with was to surround James with multiple shooters in the likes of Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, James Jones, Mario Chalmers and even Chris Bosh. The 3-point shooters of Miami were even dubbed as the bomb-squad.

To replicate that in Cleveland, Dan Gilbert made moves to acquire shooters in the free agency. Thus, making Kevin Love – a 3-point shooting Power Forward – a priority for the Cavs to duplicate what Chris Bosh was providing LeBron in Miami.

Just this week, Brian Windhorst expressed that the Cavaliers are highly interested on acquiring another shooter in the name of Jared Dudley of the Washington Wizards.

The move seems to be something that the Cavs will really pursue to boost up their 3-point shooting from the bench alongside Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson and Mo Williams.

The move would require the Cavs to give up someone from their roster and big men Timofey Mozgov and Anderson Varejao are the names that are thrown out to get Dudley.

With the clog in the point guard position between Kyrie Irving, Matthew Dellavedova and Mo Williams, it seems that Williams is highly the candidate that will be given up by the Cavs.

The trade deadline will be on February 18 and Dudley might be packing his bags to join and fulfill a role to a title contender.

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