Neither the Cavs and Hawks are particularly good at basketball. Heading into the All-Star break, they are two of the worst three teams in the league and have more invested in the 2020 NBA Draft class than making a post-All-Star break playoff push. The Eastern Conference is bad, but not that bad.
But that doesn’t mean Wednesday’s game isn’t worth your attention. For one, Trae Young is must-watch. He’s liable to pull up from anywhere on the floor and is a great — perhaps underrated — passer. Forty-and-10 nights for him are not uncommon or unlikely.
For the Cavs, there’s the Young vs. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland angle to watch. Sexton made it a point to go at Young when both were rookies last year and odds are he’s going to do that again. As for Garland, the history isn’t there between the two and they weren’t part of the same draft class. But a strong performance in a game also featuring Young would be big for a player whose been up and down at times this year.
Most notably, there’s also the Andre Drummond of it all. This is only the second game of his Cavs tenure and it’s going to take time for everyone to get comfortable with his very large presence in the middle of the floor. Watching him work is well worth watching and perhaps seeing in person. Again, it’s not a perfect game or even a great team with a great, MVP-level player coming to town to do some work against the Cavs. But it’s got as much as you could want from a game like this.
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