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Cleveland Cavaliers masterplan part 2

JJ_PR

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have limited assets. That being said, they should enter the market for some of the stars that could be available via trade.

Trade #1: Cleveland Cavaliers - Minnesota Timberwolves

Cleveland trades: Jordan Clarkson | George Hill | Kyle Korver | '21 unprotected first round pick

Minnesota trades: Jimmy Butler | Gorgui Dieng | Justin Patton

Why for Cleveland? The trade is centered around acquiring Jimmy Butler & his bird rights, making it likely he'll consider rejoining the team next season. They achieve that in this trade along with absorbing Gorgui Dieng's horrible contract. Justin Patton is a prospect Cleveland could use in the future.

Why for Minnesota? Jimmy Butler is unhappy in Minny and expires at the end of the season. The Wolves acquire a combo guard who can score in bunches in Jordan Clarkson, George Hill, who isn't guaranteed for next season & one of the best shooters in the league in Kyle Korver, who has a decent contract. The fetch here is a potentially valuable unprotected first round pick.

Trade #2: Cleveland Cavaliers - Boston Celtics

Cleveland trades: Collin Sexton | Tristan Thompson | '23 unprotected first round pick

Boston trades: Kyrie Irving | Semi Ojeleye

Why for Cleveland? Acquire a familiar face in Kyrie Irving along with his bird rights, making them a legitimate contender to retain him long term. Semi Ojeleye is added for salary purposes.

Why for Boston? They get a solid prospect in Collin Sexton instead of potentially losing Kyrie in free agency. Tristan Thompson is a well rounded big, added to make salaries match. Additionally, they receive an unprotected first round pick a few years down the road.

Trade #3: Cleveland Cavaliers - Golden State Warriors

Cleveland trades: Ante Zizic | '21 second round pick

Golden State trades: Quinn Cook

Why for Cleveland? Acquire a decent back-up point guard.

Why for Golden State? Add a solid big man to their bench. A second round pick is added to sweeten the deal.

These trades are made with the idea that they want to play together and would likely stick in Cleveland. By acquiring their bird rights, Cleveland can offer them both the full max. Please correct me if I'm wrong. This, assuming the opposing team accepts the offers.

After these trades, the Cavaliers line-up would look like this:

PG: Kyrie Irving | Quinn Cook
SG: Jimmy Butler | J.R. Smith
SF: Rodney Hood | Sam Dekker | Cedi Osman
PF: Kevin Love | Semi Ojeleye | Larry Nance Jr.
C: Gorgui Dieng | Justin Patton
Coach: Larry Drew


Notes: This would be a powerhouse in the East for the next 3-4 years. They gamble heavily by giving up two unprotected firsts for a couple expiring guys.

Make it happen Dan Gilbert!
 

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Again....
We have ZERO business trading picks or for a Jimmy Butler.
Stop
 

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Those trades make zero sense for the teams involved.
 

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Cleveland trades: Collin Sexton | Tristan Thompson | '23 unprotected first round pick
Boston trades: Kyrie Irving | Semi Ojeleye

Why for Boston? They get a solid prospect in Collin Sexton instead of potentially losing Kyrie in free agency. Tristan Thompson is a well rounded big, added to make salaries match. Additionally, they receive an unprotected first round pick a few years down the road.
nah.
 

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I would love to see if we could trade Kevin to Phoenix for Bridges, Anderson and a couple of first rounders. One unprotected or top 1 protected and the other top 7 protected. I want our team to get rid of ever last member of the championship team and start from scratch.

I really don't think anyone on the team is off limits at this point. Even Sexton and Cedi. The team could (and probably will) look DRASTICALLY different next season. Asset wise, we have Love, Korver and then Hill's/JR's contracts. I'd love to keep Cedi, Sexton, Nance, Zizic and Nwaba but I think that would be an amazing bench unit if the FO does their jobs. If we can trade Tristan for something... Anything... And then just build through the draft, finally signing a superstar... That would be incredible. We need that #1 draft pick and to get Zion.
 

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Am I high for thinking that somehow swapping Love for Fultz would be great for both teams? If a direct trade w/ Philly, maybe they'd throw in Chandler + whatever else needed to match salaries, though I'd imagine they'd want to find a vet/shooting PG in a 3-way somehow.

I can't see Fultz playing much in a championship run as is, and if that's the case, what's the point of having him? I can't imagine having Butler around will be a rapturous experience for him & whatever on-court psychological issues he's having given everything that's come out of Minnesota's camp this year.

Love opens that team up so much offensively. Outside of Redick, I'm not sure they have anyone to space the floor. Embiid? They're a real threat to come out of the East, but they're gonna struggle at times without additional spacing. I think Fultz would be worth gambling on should that opportunity ever present itself.
 

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