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8 Teams Could Reportedly Show Interest In Darius Garland

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were looking like one of the NBA’s more promising young teams just a few months ago, but now their future looks a bit murky.

They lost decisively in the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs to the Boston Celtics, and there have been plenty of rumors that at least one of their starting guards could be wearing a different uniform come October.

According to Evan Dammarell, eight teams could show interest in trading for point guard Darius Garland, per NBACentral.

Teams that could show interest in Darius Garland according to @AmNotEvan:

•Orlando Magic
•Brooklyn Nets
•Washington Wizards
•Toronto Raptors
•San Antonio Spurs
•Minnesota Timberwolves
•Utah Jazz
•New Orleans Pelicans

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— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) June 21, 2024

Garland played well last season, averaging 21.6 points and 7.8 assists a game while shooting 41.0 percent from 3-point range, but this season, he was down to 18.0 points and 6.5 assists per game and 37.1 percent from downtown.

In the playoffs, his numbers dropped to 15.7 points on 42.7 percent overall shooting and 35.2 percent from deep.

While very recently he looked like a star in the making (he was named to the All-Star team two seasons ago), the 24-year-old is now starting to look like he has maxed out his potential.

One potential suitor for Garland that sticks out is the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that already started to look like a legitimate championship contender when they dumped the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets in the second round of the postseason.

Their starting point guard, Mike Conley, is getting up there in age, and Garland could potentially give them some additional youth and juice.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs are looking for a young star guard to pair with Victor Wembanyama, and Garland could form a formidable duo with the reigning Rookie of the Year for years to come.

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