The Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the most talented young cores, as their four best players, Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen are 26 years old or younger. They also have other nice young players, like Isaac Okoro, Ty Jerome, Emoni Bates, and others. The oldest player on the Cavs’ squad is Ricky Rubio, who is 32 years old. However, their average amount of years played on the roster is around four, so that just shows how young their squad is.
Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley recently wrote an article in which he discussed the three most promising prospects on each team. The only players that could be considered prospects were players who have no more than three years of NBA experience, as well as being 25 or under as of now. Furthermore, they could have not been an All-Star in their career.
The Cavaliers have a good amount of players who fit that category, as they have five players who fit that bill. Although, there can only be three players who can make the list. Also, the Cavaliers still have two roster spots left open to have someone signed, so in theory, Cleveland could still sign another prospect to a deal if they really wanted to.
The Cavaliers do not really have a ton of first-round draft picks at their disposal, so in the near future, they’ll likely not have the ability to draft top-tier talent. But, even with that, the Cavs still can get some quality prospects with second-round picks or through undrafted free agency.
With that all being said, here we’ll examine B/R’s top three prospects for the Cavaliers.
We’ll begin with Cleveland’s third-ranked prospect, according to Buckley.