2. Otto Porter
Otto Porter, like Drummond, carries a big option for the 2020-2021 campaign, as he’ll almost certainly pick up his $28 million price tag for next season.
So like Hayward, the Cavs are going to have to make the money work if they want to add the small forward.
Basically, they’d have to ask themselves, Porter or Drummond for 2020-2021? Both could walk after next season, so there’s really no risk in taking on their deal if the front office doesn’t want to work on an extension.
I’d be more interested in bolstering the wing position, so put me in the camp for Porter.
The former No.3 overall pick in the Dion Waiters draft, has always gotten high marks for his defensive play, and after being acquired by the Bulls in February, his scoring saw an uptick.
He’s a lifetime 11-point scorer, but he was averaging around 17 points per game with the Bulls.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s overpaid, just like Drummond, but solidifying the three spot might make life easier for the budding Porter.
Again, a decision like taking Porter and moving Drummond would require the Cavs to add size. Drafting someone like Toppin makes the decision to swap Drummond for Porter an easy one.