With a strong feeling that LeBron James will leave The Land this summer, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been anxious to build a roster capable enough of still competing in the Eastern Conference ever since their 2018 NBA Finals loss. 


Calls have been made to San Antonio regarding ​Kawhi Leonard's availability, but perhaps the team should be aiming a little lower; new reports suggest that Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets is also a target for the Cavs this summer, and is in play for a midsummer acquisition.

You know the Hornets would love to shed that deal and finally sink to the depths they've always been destined for.


The Bronx native has been in Charlotte since going ninth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft and was the third-highest scorer on the same team that went 7-59 during his rookie season. The following season, Walker improved that team's record by 14 games and has since become the face of the franchise.

​​Possible moves to bring Cleveland back from the depths have swirled all around the league recently, while Charlotte has recently hired former Spurs assistant James Borrego as their new head coach. As of now, neither roster's in an enviable spot, but Borrego would surely rather build from the ground up, whereas Cleveland has no interest in plummeting.


Adding Walker, a two-time All-Star, would certainly keep the Cavaliers somewhat relevant if James leaves, in addition to Kevin Love and J.R. Smith. Expect Walker's name to be associated with the Cavs organization a lot this offseason.