OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
On the scale of likelihood, OG Anunoby as a trade target of the Cavs is almost as unlikely as you can get. While Anunoby is definitely going to be named in trade rumors all summer long, the Raptors reportedly want a young contributor and two first-round picks as a starting point.
Purely from a basketball fit, it’s hard to find someone who fits better as the starting 3 for this team than Anunoby. He has scored at least 15 points a game in the last three seasons and is a career 37.5 percent shooter from three. His three-point volume continues to increase and he has shot as many as 6.6 per game in a year.
At 6’7″, Anunoby is one of the game’s premier perimeter defenders and was All-Defense Second Team this past year. In order to get the Raptors to even listen, the offer would likely involve Allen, Okoro, and our last two first-rounders this decade, making it almost impossible. However, if there is a way to get Anunoby to Cleveland without giving up Garland, Mitchell, or Mobley, the Cavs could be back to the Finals sooner than we think.
Overall, the Cavs will have to make some changes to the rotation if they hope to make a deeper run next year. Modern-day NBA lineups cannot be comprised of three guys who cannot shoot well from three, despite being able to make it work during the regular season. Adding shooting and lots of it will be the number one item on Altman’s to-do list this offseason.