Buy-low target No. 3: Kelly Olynyk, Utah Jazz
Sliding to the other end of the positional spectrum, some of the Cavaliers best moments over the past two seasons have come with a big-man shooting 3-pointers and spacing the court. Be that Kevin Love, Lauri Markkanen or Dean Wade, having a shooting element to pair with one of their star bigs is a secondary pitch the Cavs need in their arsenal.
In Utah, the Jazz just made a smart buy-low move of their own, adding John Collins for essentially nothing (Rudy Gay’s guaranteed contract basically cancels out the second-round pick). Given that they also drafted a power forward at NO. 9 all, UCF’s Taylor Hendricks, Kelly Olynyk suddenly finds himself the fifth big.
Utah could certainly want to keep Olynyk around, and they’re not in a rush to move off his salary or shift that roster spot to a different position, but they could be open to offers. Would Isaac Okoro or Cedi Osman interest them enough to grease the wheels on a trade?
Olynyk shot 39.4 percent from 3-point range last season, averaging 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in a role not unlike that of late-career Kevin Love as a floor-spacer, rebounder and playmaking hub at the elbows. He would be an excellent third big for the Cavs to pursue at the right price.