Report: Spurs Would Seriously Consider Pursuing Darius Garland If Cavaliers Make Him Available

According to NBA insider Brett Siegel of ClutchPoints, the San Antonio Spurs would seriously consider pursuing Darius Garland if the Cleveland Cavaliers make him available this offseason. 

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“With this said, the Spurs would seriously consider pursuing Darius Garland if the Cleveland Cavaliers made him available in trade talks leading up to the draft, sources said,” Siegel wrote. 

Garland averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 6.5 assists for the Cavaliers this season while shooting 44.6% from the field, 37.1% from beyond the arc and 83.4% from the free-throw line. He’ll make $36.7 million next season. 

The Cavaliers drafted Garland with the fifth pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The 24-year-old has career averages of 18.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

According to NBA insiders Shams Charania, Joe Vardon and Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Rich Paul would speak with the Cavaliers about trading Garland if Donovan Mitchell signs an extension this offseason. 

Paul is Garland’s agent.

Mitchell, one of the top players in the NBA, is expected to sign an extension with the Cavaliers this offseason. 

“Furthermore, rival executives believe the Cavs will have to seriously evaluate the fit of Mitchell and Garland and ultimately may have to choose one or the other,” Charania, Vardon and Lloyd wrote. “Should Mitchell decide to stay long term, sources briefed on the matter say Garland’s representation, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, would have a conversation with Cavs officials on potentially finding a new home for the one-time All-Star.”

The Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2024 playoffs in five games. Meanwhile, the Spurs won only 22 games. 

Victor Wembanyama had a terrific rookie season for the Spurs. He averaged 21.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 blocks.

The 20-year-old, who won the Rookie of the Year Award, led the NBA in blocks and blocks per game. 

Along with Garland, the Spurs have been linked to Atlanta Hawks guards Trae Young and Dejounte Murray

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