Ben Simmons, Kevin Love, Dylan Windler, and more related Cavs news.
With so much Cavs news out there currently, we thought we’d cut out the middle man and just lump every story together. After all, with rumors surrounding Ben Simmons, Kevin Love, free agent news, and a Dylan Windler health update, you want all that in one easy spot.
The Cavs continue to reshape their roster and with more rumors on the horizon, two new names may be joining the roster. The Cavs already acquired Ricky Rubio, Lauri Markkanen, and Evan Mobley to reshape the roster, and adding someone like Simmons and Garrison Mathews may actually put the Cavs over the top.
Though, they’re not the only important pieces that needed to be talked about, with Love and Windler on the docket as well. So let’s hop in.
Ben Simmons is on the Cavs radar
The Cavs are officially in on the Ben Simmons trade hunt. According to Marc Stein of Substack (via RealGM), the Cavs are in on trying to trade for Simmons. The young point-forward has his issues admittedly, but those are reserved to the playoffs, somewhere the Cavs have not been in over 20 years without LeBron James on the roster. If the Cavs actually land Simmons and don’t need to send over Collin Sexton as part of the deal, the team may actually be in a position to play well in 2021-2022.
The trade offer should not be based on the 76ers’ perceived value for Simmons, but on the other packages being offered here. The Cavs don’t need to give Phileldephia everything they want, they just need to give them more than the next guy.
Considering Simmons is capital-D-done in Philly, that shouldn’t be much at all. Maybe a young player or two, a couple of second-rounders, and a protected first-round pick at best.