NBA Trades: Oklahoma City fixes major flaw in potential trade with Cleveland

Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Six
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NBA Trades: Would the Cavs accept the deal?

Cleveland has deployed the frontcourt of Evan Mobley and Allen for the past three seasons and their fit has been great…in the regular season. In the playoffs, the duo’s fit has been questioned due to the fact that both are non-shooters. Mobley has shown that he can stretch the floor a little bit this season, shooting 37 percent on about one attempt per game from three-point range, but not enough to open up the floor for the Cavs.

In addition to that, after the Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics in the second round last week, reports about Allen’s uncertain future began to surface and the organization is reportedly ready to make Mobley’s its full time center. Allen is certain to draw interest around the league.

Mobley is the younger of the two and has a lot of untapped potential. He showed it in the series against the Celtics, where he averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game on 63 percent shooting. He is only 22 years old and has already become one of the best defensive players in the NBA. 

In addition to that, the Cavs acquire Dort, who is the kind of 3 and D wing that Cleveland needs on their team, especially with the free agent status of Isaac Okoro. The 2025 first round pick is a sweetener that the Cavs could use in future deals and Kenrich Williams is a floor spacer that can come off the bench for them. This is a deal they will likely do.