3 guard trade targets the Cleveland Cavaliers should avoid

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No. 3. Grayson Allen, Milwaukee Bucks

An argument could be made that Grayson Allen is the best defender on this list, and he could be available in trades as the Bucks shift their roster to build around Giannis Antetokounmpo for another title run. Defense is a good selling point for a trade target, but Allen would be a poor decision to bring into Cleveland beyond his counting stats.

Allen shot just under 40% from three last season on 2.7 attempts per game. The former Duke guard has the talent to be a dutiful 3-and-D guard/wing combination player. His attitude and dirty tactics on the court have derailed his development, though, and will likely continue to deter teams from wanting him on their roster.

In five seasons, Allen has played for three teams and has faced a number of controversies for poor sportsmanlike actions. His controversial fouls date back to his college days, leaving a cloud of distrust across the NBA’s fanbase toward Allen. Last season, Allen was suspended one game and fined over $27000 for a hard flagrant foul.

As a young player, Allen still has every chance to turn his career around. Hopefully, he does so in order not to waste his talent.

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As it stands, though, the Cavaliers cannot risk their team chemistry and honest culture in a regretful trade.