A newer rumor off the mill is Josh Hart, the former guard/forward for the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans. He was traded as part of the Anthony Davis deal, and many saw him as a rising three-and-D player; a player who’s good at shooting threes and playing defense. Those people were half-right, as Hart has become a very good defensive player in the Pelicans’ system. The only problem is that he’s gotten worse as a three-point shooter.
Since the trade, Hart has only declined as a three-point shooter. It seems rather unwise to make Hart someone you’re seriously considering if you’re the Cavaliers.
Like with every player on this list, they are a good NBA player. Don’t confuse the grade of their fit on the Cavs as an overall declaration of talent. The Cavs need guys who can play defense and score. Hart doesn’t do the latter, even if he’s very good at the former.
That’s why it’s gotta be a pretty average grade here.
Fit Grade C
Josh Hart certainly fills a need, defensive improvements at the shooting guard and small forward positions are a must, but it’s better to find someone who can score and play defense rather than just one or the other.