The best and worst-case scenarios for Cavs’ Caris LeVert this season

Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images)
Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Rick Osentoski/Getty Images) /
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Caris LeVert, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports) /

Caris LeVert is probably the most interesting Cleveland Cavaliers player to analyze ahead of the 2022-23 season, aside from Collin Sexton, of course; Sexton is currently a restricted free agent, as an aside. From LeVert’s skill set to his role on the team, many different factors could play into how well, or how poorly, LeVert plays this season.

Last year, he never really seemed to find his footing in Cleveland. After Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio were injured, he was brought in as a midseason trade acquisition to help fill the playmaking void. While he seemingly had the necessary skill set to be an immediate contributor in those regards, he wasn’t able to get acclimated to any particular role.

One of the biggest debates surrounding LeVert this offseason is whether or not he should be a full-time starter, ahead of Sexton if he does indeed return.

Assuming Caris LeVert isn’t traded and assuming Collin Sexton returns to the team, you have to work with what you have. In my opinion, both are starting-caliber players, it’s just a matter of how they fit alongside Darius Garland and the rest of the starters.

It’s clear that Sexton is the superior player to LeVert, but I’m not so sure that’s the end all, be all when it comes to the decision-making in the front office. From everything we’ve heard this season, the team clearly values LeVert, and while training camp will ultimately decide, LeVert is reportedly likely to start.

Whether the team finds value in making him fit on the roster or boosting his trade stock, putting Caris LeVert in the right role should be the main priority for the Cavs when evaluating him ahead of the upcoming season.

Considering these factors, let’s take a look at the best and worst-case scenarios for Caris LeVert this season.