1. Trade up
The No. 1 goal for the Cleveland Cavaliers should be to attempt trading up in this draft. Let’s be real: outside of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Ja Morant, are there any superstar players hiding in this draft? Honestly, it doesn’t look like it.
This is exactly why the Cavaliers should be trying to complete a deal that would give them a top three pick.
The odds are slim that the New Orleans Pelicans would ever give up the top pick and their ticket to Zion, so realistically, Cleveland would need to talk to the Memphis Grizzlies and New York Knicks for potential trades.
As of now, no player on the Cavs roster is untradeable. Collin Sexton is their most valuable asset, but if they had a chance to trade him for either Barrett or Morant, the Cavaliers should jump on that deal.
This franchise will need a superstar to resurrect them from the bottom of the NBA standings. There is no better way for them to increase their odds at a potential star than by trading up in this year’s draft.