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Cup of Cavs: How do the Charge factor into the Cavs’ future?

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Happy Tuesday, ya’ll. Here’s your Cup of Cavs for Feb. 26, 2019.

Take of the day

This is probably not the top-five biggest things that will shape the Cavs’ future. But I am fascinated by the G League and what they can do with the Canton Charge. To date, it is a minimally used asset with Cedi Osman, Ante Zizic and others spending some time there. Larry Sanders got a shot there. As far as two players go, the list of players isn’t exactly great:

  • John Holland
  • London Perrantes
  • Billy Preston
  • Jaron Blossomgame
  • Jalen Jones
  • Deng Adel

To be fair, not many teams have great prospects on two-way deals — Knicks guard Allonzo Trier is probably the best example of a two-way success story at this point. But with changes coming to the G League camp, and the NBA’s age limit maybe changing and opening up the talent pool in the process, it feels like the G League may become a real talent development system. So how will the Cavs approach it and how much will they value it? It’s a question I cannot wait to see answered.

Draft watch

As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.

Today’s Tankathon sim yielded the Cavs the third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Cavs have a 12.7 percent chance of landing that pick

ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday

The Cavs lost to the Blazers, but made a game of it

An update on Tristan Thompson

Cavs > Grizzlies > Lakers

KAT says he’s “lucky to be alive”

The G League Elite Camp is being revamped, the NBA announced

College coaches rate Zion as their No. 1 pick

Michael Porter Jr.’s dunking on Instagram

Jokic says he can be the “Tim Duncan” of the Nuggets

Teams in Europe are threatening to play in Euroleague full-time

Maybe the Cavs need to play more Fortnite

What to read today

SI’s Chris Ballard wrote a delightful profile of Kyle Kuzma

Correction, 2/26/19: This article previously stated that Tristan Thompson spent time with the Charge, which is incorrect. The article has been updated to reflect that.