The Cleveland Cavaliers have got to make a move and Bojan Bogdanovic may be the best option on the table.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a shooter they can trust to play 30 minutes a game, every game, and isn’t subjected to the whimsy of J.B. Bickerstaff. While Bickerstaff’s junkyard-dog mentality on defense is a welcomed addition to the team, no one can deny that his lineups are maddening. Some guys play 40 minutes who shouldn’t be on the team, and others with a more offensive mindset get 12 minutes when the team needs scoring.
It hurts the head to understand the thought process. One of the things that have crept up is the idea that maybe Bickerstaff just needs some of “his guys” on the team that he trusts more. Maybe that could be Bojan Bogdanovic, maybe not.
What we do know is that the Cavs need someone like Bogdanovic that starts at the small forward position, plays 30 minutes, takes 12-15 shots, and gives the Cavs a nice wrinkle from beyond the arc.
Bogdanovic is among a select group of players that I call “not perfect but good enough” for the Cavs. None of them are perfect fits, but they all provide something the team needs. In Bogdanovic’s case, it’s the ability to shoot 40% from three-point land.
So we’re going to look at three possible trades that could conceivably bring the current member of the Detroit Pistons a few hours south to Cleveland.
Piston fans should be under no pretense here, the team isn’t getting a haul for him. They gave up Andre Drummond for spare parts and used chewing gum. Not everyone can have an Anthony Davis-caliber haul. Bogdanovic was acquired for Kelly Olynyk, so expect fair compensation.