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Cavaliers have 'huge interest' in David West, per report

West is a solid veteran forward, but he'd be joining a team that already has several players at his position.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have "huge interest" in bringing in free agent David Westaccording to the IndyStar's Candace Buckner.

Cleveland is way over the cap, but the 34-year-old West has expressed a strong desire to play for a contender and he may be willing to sacrifice money and take the mini mid-level exception, which would pay West $10.3 million over the next three seasons. Barring an unlikely sign-and-trade, the only other way the Cavaliers could sign West is at the minimum.

Even if West is willing to make that sacrifice, Cleveland is very crowded through the front court. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson all play best at the power forward, although James can play smaller and Thompson shared time at center with Timofey Mozgov throughout the postseason. While James and Thompson are still unsigned, both are expected to return to the Cavaliers.

If the Cavaliers have interest, it's likely they imagine West as a suitable fit for their rotation. Unless Thompson isn't returning to Cleveland, though, it's hard to see exactly how.