The Cleveland Cavaliers just finished one of their worst regular seasons since LeBron James returned to his hometown in 2014. They finished the season with a record of 50-32 and finished fourth in the Eastern Conference standings. Despite an MVP-level season from their superstar LeBron James, who averaged roughly 28 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists per game over the full 82-game schedule, the Cavaliers did not play to the level they were expected to. They waited a few months for their young point guard Isaiah Thomas to return before trading him and a few other players in a complete roster overhaul.

Cleveland bid farewell to Thomas, as well as Jae Crowder, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Channing Frye, and Iman Shumpert while welcoming youngsters Jordan Clarkson, George Hill, Larry Nance Jr, and Rodney Hood to the place they call The Land.

The Cavaliers currently are slightly underperforming in the playoffs, once again putting everything on the shoulders of King James, who has averaged around 35, 11, and eight in five games so far. But the good news for Cleveland is that they still have a 3-2 lead in the series as they head to Indiana for Game 6. We don’t know how the rest of the playoffs will go for Cleveland, however, they certainly could do with a big man presence inside, and in the offseason, they might look to get someone.

Miami Heat center will probably be traded

Hassan Whiteside has spent his NBA career on two teams, which are the Sacramento Kings, that drafted him with the 33rd overall pick in the 2010 draft and the Miami Heat, which signed him in 2014, and saw him breakout to superstar status just a year later. However, although being a double-double machine and one of the best centers in the league when he plays to his potential, the Heat have recently abandoned him and given him no minutes.

In the 2018 first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, which they lost in five games, the Heat only gave Whiteside 15.4 Minutes Per Game, which was clearly not enough for him to be productive. We saw in just the 2016 playoffs, Whiteside was given 29.1 minutes per game and averaged a double-double, but two years later, averaged only about six points and six rebounds per game.

He has averaged a double-double in each of the last four regular seasons since making his name known, and the Heat still disrespected him in this year's playoffs with limited game time. So the best option for both Whiteside and Miami will be to part ways after the playoffs are over, and one team that could get some help from the shot blocker is the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavs to trade for Whiteside?

Barr Jackson of the Miami Herald states, “The Heat is expected to explore a Whiteside trade, with the center due $24.4 million and $27.1 million in the final two years of his contract.” The Heat might struggle to find a team that will take almost $52 million over two seasons, but with Cleveland’s complete roster overhaul and the contracts they have, they could swing a trade for the big man that could include players like JR Smith and Tristan Thompson. We will just have to wait and see what happens, but the Hassan to Cleveland trade works well for both Ohio and South Beach.