3 players the Cleveland Cavaliers should move on from in 2022

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The Cleveland Cavaliers may need to move on from these three players.

The Cleveland Cavaliers nearly made the playoffs for the first time since 1998 without LeBron James but fell short for a variety of reasons. The Cavs saw Darius Garland peter out due to the exhausting schedule and lack of depth behind him. Injuries mounted as well, keeping the Cavs from being at their very best in crunch time. The team did try to replace the injured players but that caused more problems.

The new players caused the Cavs to have scheme fit issues, especially after injuries to Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio forced the team to pivot to Rajon Rondo and Caris LeVert. Rondo isn’t coming back, not after his latest incident off the court. LeVert is still under contract but his fit with the team is in doubt with the expected return of Sexton.

Sexton and LeVert play similar styles but one clearly has more upside, and that’s raising the question of whether or not LeVert has a future with the team.

His addition didn’t help the team as expected, so people are now wondering what will it take to get the Cavs to the playoffs. In order to compete for the playoffs 2022-2023, the Cleveland Cavaliers may need to move on from him and/or several other players, and replace them with more worthwhile talents.

The three men on this list are here because they fall into one of the three categories;

  • Not progressing as one expected
  • A liability on one end of the court
  • Would be better served as a trade asset
  • All the above

So with that said, let’s take a look at the three players the Cavs may be better off moving on from.