The Cleveland Cavaliers would like to get involved in the free agencies of Paul George or Chris Paul in concert with re-signing LeBron James. But they will be barred from receiving players in sign-and-trade deals, which means they would need to clear cap space.

The Cavaliers have been working on several trade and cap clearing moves to be aggressive in free agency, but have been stymied in attempts to meet or discuss scenarios with James.

James has been clear he wouldn't engage with the Cavaliers throughout the pre-draft and pre-free agency process.

George was a trade target of the Cavaliers last offseason, but he sought a commitment from James on his own future with the franchise.