3 players the Cavs should target after Cam Reddish trade

Buddy Hield, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

3 players the Cavs should target following Reddish trade – #2: Harrison Barnes

Speaking of potential casualties of a possible Kings overhaul, Harrison Barnes would fall right in line as a scoring threat in Cleveland.

Barnes has proven to be a reliable scoring threat anywhere he goes. With the Golden State Warriors, he carved out an important scoring role on a championship team by averaging 10.6 points per game during the Warriors championship run in 2015.

In Dallas, he proved that he can be the offensive focal point for a team as he led the Mavericks in scoring over the course of two seasons by averaging 19 points per game.

In Sacramento, he showed that he can play a complementary role to young players like De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton while still managing to produce on his own.

This season, Barnes is averaging 16.3 points per game on 45.3 percent from the field and 42.5 percent from three.

He hangs his hat on his offensive efficiency and the Cavs can’t get enough of that. However, he shouldn’t be painted into a corner as just some offensive help. Barnes would be an invaluable piece when it comes to life in the locker room.

From a fan’s perspective, the Cavaliers have a great locker room culture. But, they could use more championship experience. Adding Harrison Barnes to the list of champions in the locker room could help build the intangibles that any young team could use.

Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo provide that, but trading for yet another championship-caliber player could be just enough to lift the Cavs to new heights.

Similar to Hield, I can’t imagine the asking price for the 29-year-old vet is too high for the Cavs not to get involved.

Harrison Barnes won’t change life on defense, but he is an efficient scorer who can help the Cavs tremendously when it comes to putting points on the board and sharing his championship wisdom. He’s a player who can come right in and average 14 to 16 points per game without disrupting any of the promising growth of the young guys. What more can you ask for?