On Saturday, the Cavaliers traded Mike Dunleavy Jr. and Mo Williams to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for wingman Kyle Korver. Unfortunately for Cleveland, the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as they could have hoped.
League rules require that players “report to his new team and complete a physical” within 72 hours of a trade and, according to a report from ESPN, Dunleavy has not done that. The veteran is apparently holding out for a buyout from the Hawks that would allow him to sign with another team. The Hawks are currently heading into a rebuilding phase and, at 36 years of age, Dunleavy want to spend his remaining seasons playing for a contender.
With Kyrie Irving nursing a hamstring injury and JR Smith missing 12-14 week with a broken thumb, Korver was supposed to help Cleveland out by proving some additional perimeter shooting. Unfortunately for the Cavs, their new acquisition can’t play in a game, or even watch from their bench, until Dunleavy reaches and agreement with Atlanta.