Why The Cleveland Cavaliers Do The Deal
As of now, the Cavaliers have a hole in their roster – and it’s roughly Jae Crowder-sized.
With Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell, they’ve got their backcourt of the future set. Meanwhile, between Jarrett Allen, Evan Mobley, and Kevin Love, they’re flush with quality big men. On the other hand, the Cavaliers’ wing rotation is fairly uninspiring.
Isaac Okoro still has potential, but the now-contending Cavaliers can’t sit around and wait for his three-point shot to develop. Cedi Osman is solid, but he’s best suited for reserve duties. Who is the starting small forward here?
Crowder would be a perfect fit. Granted, he’s spent more time at the 4 in recent years. That’s fine.
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He’ll align with the Cavalier’s big-ball strategy from last season, and unlike Lauri Markkannen, he’s actually got the quick feet and lateral mobility required to play the 3.
The fit here is obvious. Is LeVert the right piece for Phoenix to add?