Burning Question No. 2: How will the Cavs upgrade the wing spot?
The wing spot for the Cavs was Jekyll and Hyde-like all year.
Isaac Okoro is a great defender, but has almost no offensive game and is even hesitant to shoot when wide open, as the Knicks series showed. Caris LeVert was the best option the Cavaliers had due to his versatility on offense, and improved defense. However, he was inconsistent at times and the Cavs might not be able to bring him back if his price tag gets high. Cedi Osman had his good moments, but he also had some very bad ones, and is a defensive liability. As for guys like Lamar Stevens, and Dean Wade, they were far too one dimensional to see the floor for the Cavs.
There is no question that the wing is the weakest link on the Cavs roster. Even if they do bring back LeVert, they need more depth at that spot. Fortunately, they have their Mid-Level Exception of $12 million to offer, and have a bevy of second-round picks to dangle in trades.
Guys like Royce O’Neale, Dorian Finney Smith, and Reggie Bullock immediately come to mind, as all three are consistent shooters and stout defenders. Others like Grant Williams, and Bruce Brown would fit as well. Nets forward Cam Johnson is the dream acquisition, but the Cavaliers simply do not have the cap space to afford him, nor the assets to trade for him in a sign-and-trade.
The bottom line is that there are guys out there that can fill the Cavs void at the wing spot and they have the means to acquire them. They need shooting and consistency. The team seems to be seeking an upgrade. The question is how?