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.
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.
ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday
What to read today
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.