The Cleveland Cavaliers took part in a blockbuster trade that involved the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets, and Indiana Pacers.
A massive trade took place in the NBA Wednesday and the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to get involved. Cleveland is trading away Dante Exum, a future 1st round pick (Via Milwaukee), and a 2nd round pick to acquire Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince. This is all part of a trade that sends James Harden to Brooklyn and Victor Oladipo to Houston.
This is an interesting move for a currently depleted Cavaliers team that only had one regular starter available in Tuesday’s loss to Utah. Jarrett Allen is another center to add to their virtual monopoly on the position and Prince should provide some depth to their lineup that lacks a ton of it.
By acquiring Allen the Cavs are able to add another young player to their core.
On the other hand it does make the roster a bit awkward considering all of the centers they currently have on their roster.
Cleveland did waive Thon Maker and Yogi Ferrell after the trade was completed so that is one less big on the roster.
At some point trades of Andre Drummond, Kevin Love, and/or JaVale McGee could be on the horizon and acquiring Allen makes it a bit easier to navigate afterward.