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Cup of Cavs for August 18, 2020

Today’s news, notes and Tankathon sim.

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Jordan Clarkson was reportedly happy the Cavs traded him to Utah Jazz.

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Gordon Hayward left the arena on crutches and with his right foot in a walking boot on Monday night.

Jayson Tatum hit 10-of-21 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-12 free throws for 32 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in 41 minutes of Monday’s 109-101 Game 1 win over the Sixers. The points and boards were playoff career highs for Tatum.

Rajon Rondo (thumb) has been medically cleared to play according to coach Frank Vogel.

Donovan Mitchell’s career-high 57 points somehow wasn’t enough in Monday’s Game 1 overtime loss to Denver.

Kendrick Nunn said he will come off the bench for Game 1 vs. the Pacers on Tuesday.

Today’s Tankathon Sim

As we draw closer to the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery, the Cavaliers are able to once again land in the best possible scenario pick-wise. No, this isn’t crazy talk. It’s for the best to keep the Cavs from tempting fate by taking one of the polarizing prospects in the top three. Leave that to the Timberwolves who takes Anthony Edwards, the Knicks with LaMelo Ball, and the Warriors with James Wiseman. After that, the Pistons take either Killian Hayes or Tyrese Haliburton and the Cavaliers choose between either Devin Vassell or Isaac Okoro.