November 8, 2020, 6:14 pm
Multiple executives don’t expect Deni Avdija to fall past Cavs — The Ringer, November 12
Cavs have held workout with RJ Hampton — Keith Smith, November 11
Isaac Okoro has worked out for the Cavs — Anthony Slater, November 11
Obi Toppin works out for four teams, including the Cavs — James Ham, November 11
Onyeka Okongwu set to meet with Cavs — Jonathan Wasserman, November 5
Cavs’ ‘condensed list’ for No. 5 includes Toppin, Okongwu, Okoro, Wiseman and Avdija — Wine & Gold Podcast, October 28
Free Agency Rumors
Kosta Koufos interested in NBA return, playing for Cavs – Cleveland.com, November 14
Cavs eager to move on from Kevin Love — Heavy.com – November 13
Cavs, Hornets, Hawks all possible suitors for Derrick Jones Jr. — The Athletic, October 15
How’d We Get Here?
The Cavs remained a mess, whiffing on John Beilein as the coach to get them out of the gutter and then juggling a number of positional logjams. Kevin Love’s contract looks increasingly untradeable and Cleveland doubled down on their big-heavy roster by trading for Andre Drummond’s albatross deal. There were positive steps from Collin Sexton, Darius Garland and others, but the 2019-20 season just reinforced how far the Cavs still have to go.
It was a relatively quiet offseason for the Cavs, who picked up Isaac Okoro in the draft to bolster a thin wing rotation and largely stayed under the radar after Drummond picked up his contract option. There were some minor pickups in free agency but the Cavs have set it up to let their young guys take the reins.
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