Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana gets - Marreese Speights, Daniel Gibson, Omri Casspi and future draft pick(s)
Cleveland gets - Danny Granger
I realize at first this trade may not look appealing to either side, but hear me out.
For the Cavaliers, they would be getting a player that when healthy has been one of the NBA's best. Small forward is by far the Cavaliers weakest position. Danny Granger would make it strength almost instantly.
He also has only two years left on his contract, which coincidentally is the same amount of years before (you know who) potentially becomes a free agent. This would give the Cavaliers options, and would ensure that they will not once again be left empty-handed should the LBJ coming back home theory not come to fruition.
So why on earth would Indiana do this trade?
Well, because quite simply due to the development of Paul George, Granger has become a luxury. And at over $13 million a year, that is one expensive luxury.
When times get tough, these types of luxuries are the first to go. I got rid of my dog walker last year when the budget got tight, and she made only $15 an hour (and was much cuter than Granger).
They would also have a draft pick and three players that are still young, can be productive of the bench, and have no guaranteed money after this season. This is very comparable to what Memphis got for a healthy Rudy Gay.