2 realistic expectations for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2023 offseason

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Realistic expectation No. 1 for Cavs offseason: Wing and/or shooting needs are addressed

The Cavs have to add shooting this offseason, that’s apparent. Cleveland has to help open up space for its primary creators, and for Mobley.

Rumored potential free agency targets such as seemingly Yuta Watanabe, Grant Williams, Terrence Ross and Naz Reid could be meaningful shooters for Cleveland to bring in. From there, rumored possible trade targets seem to be Royce O’Neale, Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Doug McDermott, among others.

Needless to say, it’s clear the Cavaliers have to have an infusion of shooting, and that’s likely to come externally, at least one would assume, to aid Garland, Mitchell and Mobley. That’d make the Cavaliers more multiple as well within their offense, and it could make a difference in maximizing their stars.

Further, whether or not Cleveland re-signs Caris LeVert, which would seem to be a good possibility, the Cavaliers have to help sure up their wing outlook and their starting 3 spot. And them doing so externally would appear to be a reasonable expectation.

Granted, re-signing Danny Green wouldn’t hurt shooting efforts, either, especially if he can have a productive offseason, and come into next season fully ready to go health-wise in a rotational role. Green can still be a meaningful veteran contributor to have, provided next season he can find a rhythm fairly early on.