4. Trade Tistan
Tristan Thompson had a very nice postseason for the Cavs, doing what he does best: cleaning the offensive glass.
Thompson went from someone out of the rotation to a player the Cavs depended on to give them any kind of physical identity.
So why trade Thompson?
The Cavs have someone younger and cheaper in Larry Nance Jr.
And if I”m LeBron James, I’d relish at the idea of playing with Nance for the foreseeable future.
Nance can thrive off picking and rolling with James, and he’s capable of fighting for those offensive boards Thompson gets.
Thompson is due around $36 million over the next two seasons. He’s 27. The Cavs are rumored to have tried to move him before last winter’s trade deadline.
As players move around via free agency, some teams may need to fill some holes.