3 Cavaliers trade targets who will become eligible on Dec 15

Jalen McDaniels, Toronto Raptors and Derrick White, Boston Celtics
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Target No. 1: Torrey Craig

All three players on this list were, by definition, free agents this past summer; that's why they won't come available to be traded until December 15th. Of the three, Torrey Craig is one that we pointed to this summer as a player the Cavaliers should look to sign. When he ultimately signed a minimum contract with the mediocre Chicago Bulls, it immediately signaled that he could come available again via trade.

The Bulls are now 6-14 and appear to be coming apart at the seams, with the front office publicly declaring their season is no longer about wins and losses but about their trade return for their stars. In the hustle and bustle of moving former All-Stars like Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, a role player on a minimum deal might get lost in the shuffle.

The Cavs should pick up and the phone and try to sneak in and snare Torrey Craig, as he provides important depth at a crucial position. Craig is 6'7" with the strength to defend bigger forwards and the agility to stick with most wings. He has hit just 29.2 percent of his 3-pointers this season but hit 39.5 percent last year; the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Whether the Cavaliers grow tired of Dean Wade and move him in a separate transaction or simply want to shore up their depth at forward, Craig is an inexpensive but effective option to target at an important position. He leads the way for players coming available on December 15th that the Cavs should target with their limited assets via trade.