4 impacts Cavs trade for Caris LeVert will have on roster

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4. Cavs fill a big position of need

Speaking of Terry Pluto, I’m a big fan of the Terry’s Talkin’ podcast. The long-time columnist often refers to a conversation he had with an NBA executive who told him that you know the Cavs will be on their way when they’re brining Sexton off the bench.

Obviously, Sexton is hurt and unavailable, but if he were here, the LeVert trade would cement the former lottery pick as a sixth-man. And who knows? Perhaps the Cavs extend Sexton–or he accepts the qualifying offer and he returns next season.

Coming off knee surgery and needing to re-establish value, having him come off the bench is a move that could be beneficial to the team, and the player.

It will be interesting to see how J.B. Bickerstaff uses LeVert, especially when Lauri Markkanen gets back. Playing tall ball with LaVert and Garland in the backcourt makes sense. I really hope Bickerstaff doesn’t abandoned the scheme that’s taken the league by storm.

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I could see a scenario where Okoro and LeVert start at the 2 and 3, but I hope not. Tall Ball is what got the Cavs cooking again!