3 quality big men the Cleveland Cavaliers could acquire in free agency

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Moritz Wagner, Orlando Magic

With five years of NBA experience under his belt, 26-year-old Moritz Wagner is coming off his highest average minutes played per game, just under 20 minutes. Standing at 6’11”, Wagner possesses good strength and size for rebounding on the interior. Despite never averaging more than 20 minutes per game, Wagner has consistently averaged over an assist per game for five straight years. His main limitation lies in rim protection, as he lacks a significant wingspan. This makes him less effective in passing lanes and help side defense compared to other big men.

The most intriguing aspect of Wagner’s game that can bring another dimension to the Cavaliers’ rotation is his ability to stretch the floor. He has a career three-point shooting percentage of 31% on two and a half attempts per game. While those numbers may not be outstanding, his willingness to take the shot forces the defense to respect his range.

Wagner is unlikely to come in and dramatically change the team’s landscape with a major role. However, his versatility and strengths in areas where other big men on the roster may lack can enhance the Cavaliers’ matchups against any opponent. While he may not lock down the paint, his ability to space the floor without sacrificing too much defense could prove valuable in the postseason.