Cleveland Cavaliers Should Be Aggressive This Offseason & Make A Big Splash

Cleveland Cavaliers Should Be Aggressive This Offseason & Make A Big Splash

Nick Pedone
1 year ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers Should Be Aggressive This Offseason & Make A Big Splash

As the NBA Playoffs continue and the draft lottery nears, trade rumors and speculation are already heating up.

On Friday morning, the Celtics traded a first round pick and Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for Al Horford. Teams are shuffling around coaching staffs, front offices and key players to try and make a deep run in the NBA Playoffs next season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager Koby Altman need to take advantage of some of this action.

NBA Dysfunction: Where to Pounce

Already, the Pelicans have dismissed head coach Stan Van Gundy and rumors are circulating that Zion Williamson's family is unhappy with the organization's inability to surround him with talent. 

The Mavericks parted ways general manager Donnie Nelson and head coach Rick Carlisle stepped down after reports indicated that there was a rift between star player Luka Doncic and Director of Research Haralbos Voulgaris.

Even before all of this, the Pacers fired first-year coach Nate Bjorkgren and the Blazers fired Terry Stotts.

These are just a few examples of situations that could look to shake things up. Altman and the Cavs need to be open to conversation, perhaps even before Tuesday's lottery takes place.

What Should The Cavs Do This Offseason?

It's no secret that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert hates losing. He is willing to be aggressive, sometimes to a fault, and spend the money needed to make a dash for the playoffs.

Obviously, taking away a star like Doncic or Williamson from their current situations would take a miracle and a massive trade. But the Cavs do have assets.

While it might be difficult to part ways with Kevin Love due to his massive contract, injury history and poor play on the floor, the Cavs have pieces to attach to Love in order to receive a bonafide star.

At the current moment, it seems as if the team is content building around the undersized backcourt of Darius Garland and Collin Sexton. Pair those promising offensive youngsters with Jarrett Allen, Isaac Okoro and another lottery pick and that's a very solid young core that could be broken apart if the right offer was presented.

One thing is for certain. Unless the Cavs land a game changing prospect like Cade Cunningham or Jalen Green, they cannot just sit on their hands this offseason.

Realistic Moves

I want the Cavaliers to find a way to make a splash this offseason, even if it comes with calculated risk.

If Doncic and Williamson are truly that unhappy, Altman should be blowing up phone lines in Dallas and New Orleans respectively. If there's a way to send Love packing to Oregon to unite with Damian Lillard, get that done.

Reports have indicated that the Cavs will be interested in pursuing guards Alex Caruso and T.J. McConnell. That's truly not enough to be anything but mediocre.

For so many times throughout recent history, teams have taken advantage of the Cleveland Cavaliers. If Altman and Bickerstaff have successfully retained their jobs, it's time for the Cavs to flip the script and take advantage of the dysfunction around the NBA.

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