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Report: Cavaliers Tried to Trade for Pablo Prigioni at Trade Deadline

The Cleveland Cavaliers landed shooting guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the New York Knicks before the NBA’s Trading Deadline. They were also interested in another New York Knick prior to the deadline, in point guard Pablo Prigioni before the Knicks sent him to the Houston Rockets.

Per Marc Berman of the New York Post:

According to a source, the Cavaliers made a big pitch at the trade deadline for Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni . The Knicks instead dealt Prigioni to Houston with a trade exception for a package that included Alexey Shved and two second-rounders. Prigioni helped Houston in the wake of Patrick Beverly’s injury and could have come in handy for the Cavaliers after the loss of Kyrie Irving .

Prigioni came up big for Houston after Patrick Beverly’s wrist injury, and Alexey Shved was one of the bright spots from the Knicks nightmare season. The Rockets can keep Prigioni next season for 1.7 million on a non-guaranteed contract.

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