The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering acquiring Caris LeVert.
There’s a new rumor on the block concerning the Cleveland Cavaliers and their future at the trade deadline, and that rumor involves Indiana Pacer Caris LeVert. It’s only a rumor right now but it sure has some legs as everyone is talking about it, mostly due to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon is the one reporting on the latest development.
Now, while no formal offers have been made public, 92.3’s Sunday afternoon seemed to suggest that it would take Collin Sexton, Isaac Okoro, and a first-round pick to get the deal done. Granted, that doesn’t mean that’s all, it just means that’s what people believe it to be. While the trade doesn’t work one-to-one, the Cavs have a $4.2 million trade exception which will allow the trad to work.
The Cavs do need a second scorer with Ricky Rubio and Sexton being out, and Lauri Markkanen being down for the foreseeable future. That’s not really a debate it’s just about whether or not LeVert is the guy that the team can use to get over the hump.
This leads us to wonder if LeVert is the right guy, and if he is, what Sexton and Okoro can be long-term? These are two young guys that seemingly offer up unique skillsets that LeVert doesn’t have but LeVert offers up a unique skillset that neither Sexton nor Okoro has.
Is improving the team at the cost of their youth worth it to go get LeVert? That’s what we’re here to talk about. So let’s get into it.