Cleveland Cavaliers: 3 potential 2019 NBA Draft trades

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1. Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are another team desperate to find a starting point guard. While Zach LaVine did an excellent job scoring at the shooting guard position, the Bulls were never able to find him a suitable running mate in the backcourt. Kris Dunn has been their best option, but it’s clear he isn’t going to be enough moving forward.

In this scenario, we see the Chicago Bulls giving up both LaVine and their No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton. This deal lands the Bulls a rising star in Sexton who can fill the point guard void in their rotation. Meanwhile, Clarkson can score in bunches, averaging a career-high 16.8 points last season off of the bench.

In exchange, the Cavaliers receive LaVine, who can start at shooting guard and provide instant offense. LaVine has shown great improvement as an all-around scorer, putting up 23.7 points per game last season. Of course, the Cavaliers could once again select Darius Garland with the fifth pick to replace Sexton, then use the seventh pick to draft a wing player or even a big man like Jaxson Hayes or Brandon Clarke.

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This trade helps the Cavs land a borderline All-Star in LaVine and gives them more freedom to draft the best players available this year. As for the Bulls, they get to add a young point guard with high potential and a skilled scorer in Clarkson. Overall, both teams should walk away happy.