Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie has been in touch with several trade partners over the past few days.
Hinkies comments to reporters on Tuesday, the second day of the NBA’s summer league, were more expansive than the previous three, and he hinted at potential deals.
He said the Knicks, Nets, Celtics and Cavaliers were among those interested in acquiring him.
One of the teams, though, was reportedly Cleveland.
Harkness also addressed the team’s recent success in the Eastern Conference playoffs, noting how the Cavaliers have improved.
“The Eastern Conference is a tough conference,” he said.
“It’s a difficult conference to win a championship.
So we need to get our act together.
We’re in the playoffs and we have to come together as a team.”
The Cavs have won six straight, including a seven-game sweep of the Sixers on Wednesday night.
However, they have a history of disappointing playoff performances, losing five of their last six.
“I don’t know if we’ve had enough experience,” Hinkys words suggest.
“We know what it takes to win.
We know what the job is, and we’re going to have to get it done.”
While the Cavs are in a position to compete for a playoff spot, they are still without Kyrie Irving, who missed most of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Cleveland will be without three starters when the playoffs begin on Thursday night.
“Our goal is to be a playoff team, and that’s what we’re working on,” Harknes statement continued.
“If we can get there, then we will.”