It has been widely speculated that Kevin Love and the Cavaliers will look to move on from each other this summer, but in an effort to retain some of their young players, the Cavs may be willing to offload some of their other high priced veterans.
According to The Athletic’s Zach Harper, the Cavs are willing to take on salary this upcoming season if it means clearing Larry Nance Jr. or even Cedi Osman from the following season’s books. Harpers adds that the team could also move Taurean Prince. Cleveland wants to clean up its future salary cap since retaining Jarrett Allen is going to be costly.
In addition to Allen, the Cavs have a decision to make on Collin Sexton, as Sexton will likely command a big contract as well. Sexton is drawing interest around the league, but the Cavs aren’t expected to be interested in picks or young players in return, rather, they’re looking to compete next season.
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- Evan Mobley will “definitely” be the guy for Cleveland at number three if he’s available, per Harper (same piece). Executives around the league expect Mobley and Allen to be able to co-exist in the frontcourt.
- Several teams, including the Knicks, Raptors, Warriors, and Thunder have inquired about the Cavs’ third overall pick, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Scotto relays that the Cavs are also interested in acquiring another top-10 pick.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was not part of the exploratory conversations between the Cavs and Thunder, per Scotto. Gilgeous-Alexander was, however, offered with the Thunder’s sixth pick to the Pistons for the first overall pick, which would’ve given them the first opportunity to draft Cade Cunningham.