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Cup of Cavs for July 30, 2020

Today’s news, notes and lottery sim.

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The Word From ... Dylan Windler

Cleveland Cavaliers remain high on LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA Draft

Non-Cavs Links

Coaches at NBA China academies complained of player abuse, lack of schooling

Eric Gordon (left ankle) is expected to miss about two weeks

Brad Stevens said that Kemba Walker’s left knee “is the strongest it’s been” since September

The NBA announced on Wednesday afternoon that there hasn’t been any new positive COVID-19 tests

Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on a recent podcast that the Heat are unlikely to extend Bam Adebayo’s contract this offseason to preserve their cap space for 2021

Alvin Gentry said that Zion Williamson will be a game-time call for Thursday’s game against the Jazz

Joel Embiid, who has been dealing with a sore calf, is expected to play on Saturday against the Pacers for the restart of the season

Montrezl Harrell is still tending to a private matter and will not play in Thursday’s opener against the Lakers, Lou Williams will still be in quarantine and the status of Patrick Beverley is still uncertain

How the NBA bubble has become a platform for social justice

Today’s Tankathon Sim

Another day, another ideal lottery result for the Cavs. The Timberwolves with the first pick would likely take Anthony Edwards, the Pistons again go with LaMelo Ball, the Hawks target either Isaac Okoro or Deni Avdija, and the Warriors take James Wiseman. This leaves the Cavs to choose from Killian Hayes, Onyeka Okongwu or Devin Vassell. Based on the team’s need for improved three-point shooting, the logical choice here feels like Vassell.