The Cavs are currently dealing with a lot of rumors about their roster.
The Cavs are currently dealing with a lot of moving pieces at the moment. They want to upgrade their roster and are looking to make moves to do just that, but with so many different pieces of information being pumped out, how can you keep track of everything? Well, we’re going to try and help.
While these pieces of news are largely alluded to, hinted at, or expected, each piece contains a small bit of new information about it. It’s one thing to suspect the Cavs are chasing after a potentially available point guard, it’s another thing to know for sure.
So with that, we’re going to do a little update on some Cavaliers stories and hopefully be as up-to-date as possible.
Three roster rumors that could affect the Cavs in 2021
Cavs among Ben Simmons suitors
Marc Stein is reporting the Cavaliers are in fact interested in Ben Simmons. Right now, there are five teams but Stein believes there could be more.
"Just scan through the teams that have been linked to a Simmons trade already: Cleveland, Indiana, Minnesota and Sacramento are known suitors. Toronto is also said to have expressed interest. More will emerge."
We heard that the Cavs might have interest but Simmons wasn’t being shopped originally. Now we know for a fact that only do the Cavaliers have an interest in Simmons, but that the 76ers are not actively taking offers for him.
Jonathan Kuminga pre-draft workout with Cavs
Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavs worked out Jonathan Kuminga at the Cleveland Clinic Courts on Wednesday. This was expected after Kuminga’s pro-day in Chicago when the rumor got out the Cavaliers were interested in the former G-Leaguer at No. 3 in the 2021 NBA Draft. We don’t know if Kuminga is the Cavaliers’ number one choice at the position but we do know the Cavs are highly interested in him.
Collin Sexton has a huge price tag
"The Cavs still like Sexton and believe in him. Sources say they’ve put a hefty price tag on him, which could make a deal challenging, and The Athletic identified the New York Knicks as the ‘most aggressive’ trade suitor on Tuesday. The New York Post confirmed Sexton as a player on the Knicks’ radar, even saying he would’ve been their draft pick three years ago had Cleveland not nabbed him one slot earlier."
This seems to contradict what others are saying among the national media, as it was previously rumored that the Cavs were not interested in locking Sexton down with a rookie-max deal, so if they aren’t going to sign him long term, how can the Cavaliers believe in him?