While the Cleveland Cavaliers did not land Paul George, who was sent to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, the team has interest in a pair of veterans, point guard Jose Calderon and power forward Zach Randolph.
According to Jason Lloyd of the Athletic, Calderon and the Cavs share a mutual interest, as the 36-year-old would be expected to sign for the veteran’s minimum.
Cavs have targeted Jose Calderon to be their backup point guard, per source. The interest is mutual.
— Jason Lloyd (@ByJasonLloyd) July 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Cleveland is one of several teams interested in Randolph, but the odds of getting him appear a bit more difficult.
Sam Amico of AmicoHoops and David Aldridge of TNT and NBA.com both reported the Cavs are interested in Randolph and may meet with him to discuss a deal.
Unless Randolph is willing to sign for the league minimum, Cleveland can only offer him the mid-level exception worth $5.19 million because the franchise is over the cap limit. Randolph is also expected to meet with the Clippers, Thunder and Kings, all of whom could offer him more money.