The Cleveland Cavaliers' championship run may have been cut short last season, but it seems like they are preparing for another attempt in the coming season with their core players still intact. They are also reportedly trying to get other players to join the team to help end the city's championship drought.
NBA Eastern Conference champions, the Cavaliers lost in the Finals to the Golden State Warriors as they were hampered by injuries and LeBron James could not will the team to glory.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were injured earlier in the playoffs and the Cavs had to resort to their role players to fill in the void.
Iman Shumpert, JR Smith and Tristan Thompson filled in beautifully as they made an incredible run to the championship in only their first year together, but they were halted by a strong Warriors team.
James has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers but he wants more players coming in. Thompson's contract issues have yet to be resolved but the forward believes he will remain a Cavalier in the coming season.
Love re-signed as well and had a talk with James earlier in the month to probably hash things out and be more productive.
And now it seems that the Cavaliers are eyeing Los Angeles Lakers' swingman Nick Young in a possible trade.
Having Young on-board may help the team with more scoring — as his game is easily comparable to Smith's streaky shooting.
In return, talks of Brendan Haywood's contract may be up for grabs as the big-man has an unguaranteed $10 million deal that can be used to free up more space. If Cleveland fail to get a deal for Haywood before August 1, the contract becomes guaranteed and the Cavs have to pay the veteran the amount due.
Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets and Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers have also been linked with the Cavs but nothing is set in stone just yet.