Target No. 2 – Delon Wright
For the Washington Wizards, Delon Wright was solid last year. As a backup point guard, he averaged 7.4 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. He also got 1.8 steals per game, showing off his defensive prowess.
He’s currently slated to being the backup point guard next year, as he has both Tyus Jones and Jordan Poole ahead of him in the guard rotation. He’s 31 years old, and does not fit the timeline of the Wizards’ rebuild. Also, 2022 lottery pick guard Johnny Davis might get more playing time than Wright, considering his age.
The Cavaliers’ backup point guard rotatIon as of now does not look too intimidating, as they have Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, and Sam Merrill, to some degree, as the only backup point guards. The Wizards might want to sell Wright, and like O’Neale, he’s on an expiring deal, so they want to get assets for him while they still can.
That’s where Cleveland comes in. The Cavaliers could offer a package revolving around Okoro, and could get a few second-round picks in return as well as Wright. Wright is only making $8.1 million this season, which is a tradeable contract.
The Cavaliers do need better playmaking, especially off of the bench. Considering that Wright is a tremendous playmaker, especially considering he only averaged 0.9 turnovers to 3.9 assists last year, the Cavaliers could really use a player like him off of the bench.