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Cavaliers Receive: Marc Gasol from Memphis, Shaun Livingston from Houston
Grizzlies Receive: Anderson Varejao, Donald Sloan from Cleveland, Kevin Martin, Chandler Parsons from Houston
Rockets Receive: Rudy Gay from Memphis, Omri Casspi from Cleveland
Mixing things up a bit, what about this three-team trade between the Cavs, Rockets and Grizzlies?
Varejao is once again on the move, this time teaming up with Zach Randolph in the Memphis frontcourt. Cleveland also parts with backups Sloan and Casspi but lands one of the league's best centers in Gasol. Livingston has an expiring contract and will take up Sloan's minutes backing up Kyrie Irving.
The Grizzlies part with two of their three highest paid players while staying competitive with Martin, Varejao and Parsons as new potential starters. Sloan provides depth behind Mike Conley.
The Rockets, desperate for a star player, agree to part with some young talent to acquire Gay who they originally drafted in 2006. They also add Casspi to help make up for the loss of Parsons at small forward.
While this trade is a longshot at best, it does make sense for every team involved.
If Cleveland has an opportunity to acquire a center like Gasol, they should absolutely take it.