March 20, 2020, 1:43 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have interest in signing Tristan Thompson to a team-friendly deal this summer, per Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor.
The Cavs have quite the frontcourt logjam on their hands, assuming Andre Drummond opts into his massive deal for next year. Even so, they recognize that Thompson has been a great teammate and is a strong voice in the locker room, and were discussing a contract extension earlier in the season. Ultimately Thompson is an unrestricted free agent so the final call is his.
March 10, 2020, 10:37 pmCollin SextonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Collin Sexton's superb run continued on Tuesday night as the sophomore piled up 26 points, eight assists, a steal and a block on 12-of-16 shooting.
Sexton appears to be putting it all together. He's even starting to string together some games with not-insignificant output in assists, and with his sudden run of efficiency he's also emerged as far more than an empty scorer. This version of Sexton is a legitimate middle-round threat and he should remain locked into all lineups going forward.
March 10, 2020, 10:34 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. hit all six shots from the field on Tuesday, finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, six assists, two 3-pointers, two steals and a block in 32 minutes of action.
That's the good stuff, with a 2-for-4 split at the charity stripe the only blemish on Nance's line. Tristan Thompson's absence opened things up tonight but Nance has held firm as a middle-round option even after Cleveland added Andre Drummond to the mix, so hopefully you didn't cut him prematurely at the deadline. Kevin Love also wore his playmaking hat tonight with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two triples.
March 10, 2020, 10:32 pmAndre DrummondC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Andre Drummond logged 35 minutes on Tuesday night but delivered a mixed bag of production, picking up 21 points, seven rebounds, two steals and a block while also committing six turnovers and going 5-of-9 at the charity stripe.
Usually Drummond grabs enough extra rebounds to compensate for the bad free throws and high turnovers from the center spot, but not tonight. He'll be an early-round threat while Tristan Thompson (corneal abrasion) is out and settle into middle-round territory when the Cavs return to a four-man timeshare up front.
March 10, 2020, 10:30 pmMatthew DellavedovaPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Matthew Dellavedova made another start on Tuesday and came away with eight points, eight assists, a steal, a block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
Delly hit all three of his shots and has moved into the starting lineup with Kevin Porter Jr. and Darius Garland both on the shelf right now. He's been mostly hit or miss but has now put up 33 dimes in his last three contests while logging over 31 minutes in each, so he's a fine short-term add if you need assists and triples.
March 10, 2020, 10:25 pmAlfonzo McKinnieSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Alfonzo McKinnie logged 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, posting six points, three rebounds, a steal and a block.
McKinnie has now played 20, 19 and 23 minutes since returning from an eight-game absence and it looks like he'll be in the rotation somewhat substantially while so many other Cavs are out. He's only a deep-league target for rebounds and the occasional cash counter, but if you were itching to pick him up now seems like the time.
March 10, 2020, 4:17 pmDarius GarlandTeam, Cleveland Cavaliers
Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com is reporting that the Cavs have agreed to a multi-year contract with head coach J.B. Bickerstaff.
Bickerstaff took over right before play resumed out of the All-Star break and now is going to be sticking around for a while. It's an interesting move by the Cavs to not test the coaching market in the offseason first, especially since Kenny Atkinson is now available, but the Cavs must like what Bickerstaff brings to the table. Bickerstaff has previous head-coaching experience, most recently with the Grizzlies for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 9:02 pmKevin Porter Jr.SG-SF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.
Porter Jr. will miss his third game with a concussion he suffered last Wednesday. He was playing well before his concussion and is worth a look in standard leagues when he returns to the court. Matthew Dellavedova will have streaming value until Porter Jr. and Darius Garland (groin) return to the lineup.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 8:58 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tristan Thompson (eye) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.
Thompson left Sunday's game early after being poked in the eye and it is serious enough to keep him out of Tuesday's contest. Thompson is tough to trust with the crowded front court in Cleveland. He seems to be behind Andre Drummond, Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. in the pecking order. Thompson can be a low-upside option for big-man stats in 14-team leagues, but you're probably better off streaming his roster spot as he is tough to trust on any given night.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 8:54 pmDarius GarlandPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Darius Garland (left groin strain) is listed out for Tuesday's game vs. the Bulls.
This will be Garland's fifth straight absence with this injury. Garland doesn't have high enough upside to hold outside of deeper leagues. Kevin Porter Jr. (concussion) is also ruled out Tuesday which will make Matthew Dellavedova worth streaming again after collecting 38 assists over the past four games.
Source: Kelsey Russo on Twitter
March 8, 2020, 11:28 pmAndre DrummondC, Cleveland Cavaliers
Andre Drummond was a monster in his return from a left calf strain on Sunday vs. the Spurs, going for 28 points (11-of-16 FG), 17 rebounds and three blocks.
Drummond received 33 minutes and appears to be healthy enough to still do plenty of damage. He has all the tools to continue being a top-20 player, even if he goes 6-of-11 from the line. While the situation in Cleveland remains murky, Drummond's value is too immense to resist missing out on, and he is worth the risk to continue plugging into your lineup the rest of the way.
March 8, 2020, 11:22 pmCedi OsmanSF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedi Osman tallied 19 points, six assists, four rebounds, four 3-pointers and two steals on Sunday vs. the Spurs.
Osman's percentages will be a drag, but when he is logging 37 minutes the counting stats are going to be rewarding in standard leagues. He has a 3-game week on tap and makes sense as a pickup if you are looking for a wire pickup to round out your roster. The Cavs remain without Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. is no longer available, Osman has plenty of opportunity in front of him.
March 8, 2020, 11:18 pmKevin LovePF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Kevin Love was useful on Sunday vs. the Spurs thanks to 14 points (7-of-8 FT), 18 rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer.
Love had some issues with four turnovers and just 3-of-12 shooting from the field, but he must be feeling good to log 40 minutes on the second night of B2B set. The shutdown or injury risk is always a threat with Love, but that is not an issue for the time being, and Love has been posting excellent rebound and 3-point figures lately.
March 8, 2020, 11:15 pmLarry Nance Jr.PF, Cleveland Cavaliers
Larry Nance Jr. bounced back vs. the Spurs on Sunday with 19 points (7-of-13 FG), 10 rebounds and three 3-pointers.
Nance received 43 minutes before this overtime game was all said and done. The Cavs were awfully thin and Tristan Thompson (eye) was forced to depart in the first half. Nance continues to plug the holes whenever Thompson, Kevin Love and Andre Drummond are out of the lineup, which has been quite often lately. With his steady standard league value and mid-round upside, you should be pleased with the results the rest of the way.
March 8, 2020, 11:10 pmMatthew DellavedovaPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Matthew Dellavedova shined on Sunday vs. the Spurs, putting together 14 points (3-of-11 FG, 6-of-7 FT), 11 assists, two 3-pointers and one steal.
The Cavs needed Dellavedova to log nearly 45 minutes in this overtime affair. They will be without Darius Garland (groin) for the near future, and that should leave Dellavedova as an excellent streamer for the assists he is bound to pile up.