That Cleveland Cavaliers Reportedly willing to raise funds for the 2021-22 season to remove Larry Nance Jr. or Cedi Osman from the roster.
“The Cavs are not only hoping to postpone Kevin Love’s deal this summer, as far as that may be.” Zach Harper of The Athletic wrote. “Cavs might be ready to take money now for this upcoming season if it means unlocking deals like Larry Nance Jr. or even Cedi Osman for next season’s books. That could mean putting on Taurean Prince as a cap relief since he only has one year left for his deal. The Cavs want to clean up some of this cap mess in the near future, as Jarrett Allen will taste them. “
That means Cleveland wants to free up as much cap space as possible for the next season to give players a run in the free agency or to fit in an expansion for a player like Allen or Collin Sexton.
Nance was a great bench piece for the Cavs, but he was injured for much of the 2020-21 season. When he played, Nance averaged 9.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. But he has missed 37 games this season and his ability to stay healthy is worrying.
With Osman, he had to struggle with efficiency last season. He shot just 37.4% from the field and 30.6% from three. It’s strange how Cedi went from being a defensive specialist to a gunner in such a short amount of time, isn’t it? Maybe there’s a deal out there where the Minnesota Timberwolves Take on Osman to snag young underdog Jarrett Culver.
The Cavs have many undesirable contracts for a rebuild team, particularly Kevin Love’s contract, but it is possible that they could move either or both of those players to be a buckled contender in exchange for taking back an undesirable salary. There are only a few days left to draft, so expect things to heat up by then.