We're just under 22 hours to Thursday's 3:00 PM EST trade deadline and the rumors are flowing in like it's February of 2013.
Cavs also considering a trade that would include a LeBron favorite, Anderson Varejao. Portland & Philadelphia are possibilities.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 17, 2016
This makes some sense in a vacuum. The Sixers are still $3 million short of the salary floor and have a reputation for taking on rough contracts for pick compensations. But looking a little deeper, Varejao is on the books for $9.6 million this season, and has $9.3 million fully guaranteed next season with $1 million non-guaranteed attached before becoming fully non-guaranteed at the start of 2017. And, if you haven't heard, the Sixers already have quite a few centers to begin with.
Chalk this one up under being less likely, but expect the team to have more exploratory talks like this with teams all the way up to the buzzer tomorrow. Due diligence is the name of the game.