The Cleveland Cavaliers may be able to make use of some of these players
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best teams in basketball but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t without their issues. The team is often times inconsistent from three, which is compounded by their lack of genuine three-point shooters. Sure, guys like Donovan Mitchell and Cedi Osman try, but they’re play-creators, not pull-up and shoot three-point specialists.
They could use some help there. They could also use some help coming off the bench, as Ricky Rubio is still out and Cedi Osman is in the dog house again. Not to mention Caris LeVert’s up-and-down play style.
Largely though, the Cavs need a small forward or a guy who can be a small forward, to provide some perimeter offense and can at least get in front of guys who would otherwise be paired up with Mitchell, Darius Garland, or Isaac Okoro.
For the following names, we’re only looking at teams who are way out of the playoff race and aren’t likely to regain their form.
We’re only looking at the Eastern Conference today, with a Western Conference look coming up later this week.
Honorable Mention: Deni Avdija
Deni Avdija is the guy I wanted over Okoro in 2020. He’s just as good as Okoro is defensively but he provides better play-making ability and scoring. He could possibly be unlocked in the Cavs system as that do-it-all Point Forward that he was originally drafted as. The Wizards haven’t used him nearly as well as they should’ve and he could easily come into the Cavs and be a playmaker and defender off the bench.
Don’t break the bank for him, but if you can swap Okoro or Dylan Windler for him, it’s worth trying out.