The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that the Cavaliers are looking to trade Larry Hughes (not a shocker) but they're also reporting that the Wizards are interested (much more of a shocker):
One source said the Washington Wizards are one of those teams and another source said another team is in the Atlantic Division.
Hughes spent three years with the Wizards before signing a free-agent deal with the Cavs in 2005 worth between $65 million and $70 million.
Like Shoals, I don't really see anything that would be gained by trading for Hughes. Obviously, Hughes had his best year while he was here but I doubt that he'll come anywhere remotely close to that same production if he returned. He'd almost certainly play better in Washington than he has in Mike Brown's system but I don't think it will be a night and day difference. Just for the sake of discussion, I played with the trade checker and a Stevenson and Thomas for Hughes trade would work. Another thing to consider is that the Cavs are also trying to swing a trade for Andre Miller, so perhaps the Wizards are only in it as a third party to make that deal work. I really don't think there's any substance to this rumor, but it's worth mentioning, I suppose.