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Kyle Korver-Jerryd Bayless trade is reportedly ‘possible’ but ‘far from certain’

CLEVELAND– Rumors surfaced on Thursday that the Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers had discussed a possible swap of Kyle Korver and Jerryd Bayless. However, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times, it sounds like any potential deal is far from actually happening.

The bottom line is, a straight up deal between these two teams doesn’t really make sense for the Cavs. Not only is Korver a great shooter but a strong veteran locker room presence (something the Cavs desperately need post-LeBron James), and realistically Philadelphia would have to give them younger assets or draft picks to make this worth their while.

The biggest benefit in getting this deal done, however, would be the Cavs having slightly more cap space next summer. Korver has two years left on his current contract with only partially guaranteed money in the second year. Bayless will make $8.6 million this season, the final year of his deal.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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