Report: Cavaliers Interested In Trading For Nets’ Royce O’Neale, Hawks’ De’Andre Hunter

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According to NBA insider Marc Stein, the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Brooklyn Nets forward Royce O’Neale and Atlanta Hawks swingman De’Andre Hunter.

The Cavaliers are looking to add more wing depth.

“One veteran team executive read my Sunday piece that wondered aloud about the Cavaliers pursuing a trade for Brooklyn’s Royce O’Neale and relayed that Cleveland indeed has O’Neale on its list of targets,” Stein wrote in his latest NBA column. “Atlanta’s De’Andre Hunter is said to be another name to watch in Cleveland’s ongoing search for a 3-and-D upgrade.”

O’Neale is averaging 7.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks this season while shooting 38.7% from the field, 37.4% from beyond the arc and 61.1% from the free-throw line. He’s making $9.5 million. O’Neale, who becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, is close friends with Cavaliers shooting guard Donovan Mitchell. The two were teammates on the Utah Jazz.

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Meanwhile, Hunter is averaging 14.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks this season while shooting 46.0% from the floor, 40.4% from 3 and 90.7% from the foul line. He’s making $20.1 million. The Hawks are open to trading everyone on their roster except Trae Young and Jalen Johnson.

O’Neale has career averages of 6.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.4 blocks with the Jazz and Nets, while Hunter has career averages of 14.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks with the Hawks.

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The Cavaliers are 23-15 on the season. They are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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