4 impacts Cavs trade for Caris LeVert will have on roster

Cavs Caris LeVert (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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1. Cavs get scoring

The Cavs have taken two brutal blows on the offensive end of the court following serious injuries to Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio.

Darius Garland is doing his part to pick up the slack, but even he’s been battling a sore back, making the offense difficult to watch at times.

The Cavs have grinder out some wins without Garland, but over the long haul, it was clear Cleveland was going to need some firepower–especially on the wing.

If there was a fatal flaw of the Cavs roster, it’s that they didn’t have that 6-foot-6 scorer. Yes, they had Isaac Okoro, but his offensive game is still developing.

Adding LeVert gives the Cavs scoring average of 18.7 points and 4.4 assists per game.

In acquiring LaVert, Koby Altman filled a position of need and bolstered an offense that’s going to need buckets, especially when defenses tighten up in the playoffs.