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

Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Thomas Bryant, Denver Nuggets

Despite not getting any postseason minutes with the Denver Nuggets, Thomas Bryant can still bring value to the Cavaliers. Nikola Jokic was essentially playing 48 minutes a night, and on the rare occasions he was off the floor, the Nuggets either went small or inserted DeAndre Jordan for interior defense. Bryant would be a similar addition to Moe Wagner and likely wouldn’t see much more playing time than Robin Lopez did this past season.

Thomas Bryant has demonstrated above average rebounding skills at 6’10”, averaging 6.2 rebounds in his 41 games with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. One of the most attractive aspects of Thomas Bryant is his shooting ability.

Over the past four seasons, Bryant has shot over 40% from the field three times, with two of those seasons averaging more than two attempts per game. While his volume may not compare to players like Karl-Anthony Towns or Nikola Vucevic, Bryant is among the best shooting backup big men. He may not excel as a defender, but that can be compensated for by playing alongside Mobley or Allen, and his ability to provide spacing.

Thomas Bryant is another big man who has his limitations, but his versatility in areas where Mobley and Allen may lack can contribute to the Cavaliers’ success in winning games.