A post-LeBron James reconstruct was always unavoidable in Northeast Ohio, and the Cavs have clearly accepted that destiny. Through four in-season trades, they restocked their cabinets with nine incoming draft picks, including a set of prospective firsts.
But before heading down reclamation street, Cleveland gave 30-year-old Kevin Love a four-year. That rate not only appears inflated due to his health history and defensive deficiencies, but it might also lead the Cavs to a couple of wins. He’s still capable of scoring or rebounding at an All-Star pace.
If the thought was to lean on the leadership then reverse him for rebuilding tools of Love, the plan has been doomed from the beginning.
“You’re not getting an advantage for him under any conditions,” a Western Conference executive advised Bleacher Report’s Ken Berger earlier this year.
Speaking of assets, the in-house collection underwhelms from every angle. Collin Sexton is interesting, but his 41.1 field-goal percent and 15.6 help percentage emphasize his limits. Cedi Osman works as a piece, but likely nothing more. The Cavs may be at least a couple drafts from forming their next base.
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