A quote from an anonymous general manager stated that they would have no interest in any of the Cleveland Cavaliers young starters.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have not exactly been a good team this season so when an anonymous GM was asked about hypothetical interest in any of their young starters, the lack of interest is hardly surprising.
According to Sam Amico, he asked a GM about the Cavaliers starters and received the following response.
“Nah. Not really. Why would I?”
There could be some nuance behind this, such as not wanting to part ways with the required trade package, but let’s take this comment at this surface. This seems pretty damning. Granted the situation of that team is unknown and may not need young players. That team could be in the market for veterans to fill out their roster. However, there are some concerns about what the ceilings of some their players are. There are also should be concerns about whether or not these players are truly the future of the Cavaliers.
Those players are Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen, and Isaac Okoro.
There is hope and potential for this group, but the fact of the matter is that right now they are not a good basketball team. This group is not consistent and more often than not the team plays an ugly brand of basketball. Things could change and they could become a much better group, but this is just where they are right now.
Sometimes the Cavaliers provide excitement and the potential of this group is on display. The fact of the matter is that the team has a winning percentage that would be an above elite batting average in baseball. The GM who made the comments is not necessarily the authority on player evaluation and his opinion of those players can change over time. As of now, there is a reason the team continues to be stuck in the spiral of suck they have been in since LeBron left for a second time, poor evaluation and team building. It is important for a team to consider the evaluations of people outside an organization. Too often teams fall into the trap of only listening to themselves and that is the fast track to irrelevance. And that is where the Cavs are right now, irrelevant.