A new trade proposal has Gordon Hayward landing with the Cavs.
The Cavs need another wing player, one who can shoot, score, and play-make for the team. Right now the Cavs aren’t in a great position, with Isaac Okoro and Cedi Osman having their fair share of issues, and no one else really able to step in behind them.
The Cavs do have players like Larry Nance who could fill in on the wing on occasion offensively but he’s far more of an efficient scorer in transition. He’s developed a moderately consistent three-point shot, but it isn’t enough to rely on him and him alone. So the Cavs still need exterior help. They passed on making moves in free agency for someone and then the draft came and went without the Cavs making any mores to help the position. Landing a guy like Corey Kispert would’ve been perfect for Cleveland, but they stood pat with just drafting Evan Mobley. It would’ve been a perfect draft if the Cavs got both, but here we are.
Now there are rumors the Cavs may get fleeced for Cam Reddish, who is everything the Cavs need to avoid. Yet, one outlet, NBA Analysis, has proposed a trade idea that would see the Cavs land Gordon Hayward in a trade.
The Cavs would land Hayward from the Hornets, and in turn send back Larry Nance, Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman, and a 2022 second-round pick.