The Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be pursuing a guard in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are rumored to not be pursuing a guard in the 2020 NBA Drat according to Killian Hayes’ agent Yann Balikouzou. Balikouzo did an interview recently and said that Hayes was interviewing for a lot of teams but not the Cavaliers. Apparently the Cavs aren’t interested in a guard in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft.
This puts the onus on a forward or center. The name that leaps to mind instantly, pun intended, is the high flying forward from Dayton, Obi Toppin. Toppin was the star of the 2019-2020 NCAA regular season and was one of the names many were looking forward to seeing come the NCAA tournament. With the fact that COVID-19 shut that down, Toppin’s postseason performances are left forever trapped in the either of time and space.
Will Toppin be the player the Cavs go for? Well, the Cavs will have the ability to draft a player inside of the top 10, meaning that Toppin has a good chance of falling to them. The Cavs can also still land the No. 1 overall pick, who is right now projected to be LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards depending on who’s mock you believe.
This news that the Cavs aren’t interested in a guard might change depending on where the Cavs fall in the 2020 NBA Draft. If they have a shot at Ball or Edwards, does the rumor still hold true? That’s one thing that’ll be interesting to see.
After the team drafted four-odd guards in the last two drafts (Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Kevin Porter Jr., and Dylan Windler), the team really doesn’t need any more help there. The team also has a solid rotation of bigs, with Andre Drummond returning to the team and Tristan Thompson looking like he’ll be back as well. Add on All-Star Kevin Love and recently signed Jordan Bell, then it’s easy to see just how deep that part of the rotation is. The only spots left are the wings. They have Cedi Osman as the only true wing, and that’s it. Toppin is a power forward, the same spot as Love, but Toppin could probably play the perimeter at times or come off of the bench.
Either way, this is going to be an interesting draft for the Cavs.
Who do you think the team should select?