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Cleveland Cavaliers inquired the Philadelphia 76ers about trading for T.J. McConnell

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Almost another former Wildcat on the Cavs

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T.J. McConnell is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the NBA thanks to his role in the recent success the Philadelphia 76ers are having.

Well, he appears to have captured the attention of the game’s most powerful player as well.

According to Keith Pompey of Philly.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers showed interest in McConnell several weeks ago. The trade offer included Jordan McRae back to Philly.

"The best thing for me is to just not pay any attention to it," McConnell was quoted Sunday when asked about the trade discussions. "If you go looking for it, you are going to find it. And if you don't, it won't find you."

If this had actually happened, the Cavs would have three former Arizona Wildcats on their roster. Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye are already on the team, and adding McConnell into the mix would have just made them the Cleveland Wildcats in all reality.

Liberty Ballers mentions the lack of cap hit McConnell offers, which Sean Miller called the biggest bargain in the NBA a couple of weeks ago. According to Basketball Reference, McConnell is making $874,636 this year. LB also say that there’s no reason why the Sixers should have pulled the trigger on this particular offer.

T.J. is averaging 5.4 points and 5.9 assists per game this year in what has become 23.4 minutes of action in each contest.

He’s also doing this kind of stuff:

Anyways, a team with three Wildcats in the NBA Finals? That would have been something.