The Cleveland Cavaliers are not going to land Draymond Green and they really shouldn’t try.
Most of us know enough about sports to have a pretty well-educated response to things that happen. The Cleveland Cavaliers, for instance, don’t have cap space for some of the bigger names in free agency. Like, for instance, Draymond Green. Green turned down $27.5 million from the Golden State Warriors.
That’s a sum that I doubt he’ll likely find again. Green, at 33 years old, is a modern-day Ben Wallace; both a compliment and not. Green, like Wallace, worked well in Golden State because the team knew how to use his excellent defense and passing skills while minimizing his lack of offense.
Wallace, like Green, excelled in Detroit where the team knew how to maximize his talents and hide his deficiencies. Wallace left Detroit at 32 to take a big contract with the Chicago Bulls and was never the same player again. Green will likely meet the same fate. That won’t stop teams from pursuing him.
And luckily for the Cavs, they can’t afford him. And even if they could, he’s not a fit with this team.
Even if some fans really want him.
The Cleveland Cavaliers wouldn’t have any use for Draymond Green
Green isn’t someone the Cavs need. He’s going to look to start, and outside of starting him at small forward, where he’s probably no longer quick enough to play, the Cavs don’t have a spot for him. He’s not taking Jarrett Allen’s spot, let alone Evan Mobley’s.
I mean, you could have him come off the bench as the team’s sixth man, but would Green even want that spot? Would he even provide enough offense to warrant that spot? He’s still got something left in him, no doubt, but he’s not the kind of guy you should be dropping $30 million a year on, nor is he someone you should be trying to shoehorn into a roster like the Cavs.
- Published on 06/20/2023 at 23:09 PM
- Last updated at 06/20/2023 at 23:24 PM