Trade talks between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers regarding Drew Gooden and Anderson Varejao have been rumored in the past few days.
League sources indicated on Thursday that Gooden may be moved to the Warriors for the Traded Player Exception the Warriors acquired in the Jason Richardson trade on Draft Night. Such a move would provide the Cavaliers with needed financial flexibility to re-sign Anderson Varejao and Sasha Pavlovic, both restricted free agents.
Possible trade talks between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers regarding Drew Gooden have not moved along very swiftly, an informed source close to the situation told Basketball News on Saturday.
“There’s nothing really substantial there,” the source said, but did admit that Gooden’s name has been mentioned in various trade rumors.
Drew Gooden name has been mentioned in every trade rumor since last year so we can confirm any of this.
At the same time Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has reportedly given GM Danny Ferry permission to go into luxury tax territory to find the right players, but it is yet to be seen whether Ferry actually does this.
Â Source: HoopsWorld.com