The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in Tobias Harris ahead of the 2023 NBA Draft
The Cleveland Cavaliers hope to make some moves tonight before and during the 2023 NBA Draft. The goal is to improve the bench first, as that’s the more realistic option for the team, and then, if possible acquire a starting small forward who can shoot. Most people want to trade Jarrett Allen to find someone who can score, but that’s a sad and silly idea.
Mainly because, most of the players that fans have suggested the Cavs take back in the deal, are just bad fits. They’re either too immobile, bad scorers or bench players on the tail-end of their careers. They’re all bad fits.
One trade that could happen, and wouldn’t require Allen, is with the Philadelphia 76ers and their forward Tobias Harris. The Cavs are interested in him, but according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 76ers are looking for “outrageous packages” to get the forward.
That said if the Cavs can somehow swing for a trade involving Harris, they have to, and we even have a neat little sign-and-trade to get the 76ers 4th best player from 2022-2023.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need someone like Tobias Harris
With the trade market seemingly resetting itself in recent weeks, especially with the Washington Wizards having a full-blown fire sale at the moment, the 76ers can no longer realistically demand high value for a mid-tier player, making way too much money, when the Wizards would likely trade you Corey Kispert and a second-round pick for a Dairy Queen Blizzard.
Harris isn’t getting any younger and the 76ers are a soft team that won’t get past the second round as long as Joel Embiid throws everyone he knows under buses. The 2023 faux-MVP isn’t the guy the league has made him out to be, and a rebuild, even if it’s a soft-quick one, is in order.
They’re losing James Harden more than likely and even if he stays, he’s long past his prime. Embiid is 30, and their only young player, Tyrese Maxey, may get traded to help bolster Embiid’s last few good years.
Getting a shooter in Dylan Windler and a playmaker who’s younger and less prone to dumb decisions like Harden with Caris LeVert is a great way to try to prolong the competition window, improve the depth, and all without having to trade Maxey.
But Daryl Morey is not known for being the best NBA GM, so there’s that.
- Published on 06/22/2023 at 20:35 PM
- Last updated at 06/22/2023 at 20:35 PM