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The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up with two former Knicks when they traded for J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert but they reportedly tried to get a third and it was another guard from the New York roster.

As Cleveland looked to bolster its roster with competent rotation players for the stretch run, it reportedly looked to add guard depth by dealing for Pablo Prigioni, before the Knicks ultimately traded him somewhere else.

via Marc Berman of the New York Post:

According to a source, the Cavaliers made a big pitch at the trade deadline for Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni . The Knicks instead dealt Prigioni to Houston with a trade exception for a package that included Alexey Shved and two second-rounders. Prigioni helped Houston in the wake of Patrick Beverly’s injury and could have come in handy for the Cavaliers after the loss of Kyrie Irving .

Houston can retain Prigioni on a non-guaranteed deal for $1.7 million next season.

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