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Cup of Cavs for August 3, 2020

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Today’s news, notes and Tankathon sim.

Denver Nuggets v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images

Cavs Links

ThrowBackHoops gives Cavs legend Zydrunas Ilgauskas a shoutout.

Rumor: Ante Zizic leaving Cavs to play in Europe

Dylan Winder says recovery is on schedule

Non-Cavs Links

Damian Lillard got hot in the second half of Sunday’s loss vs. the Celtics, finishing with 30 points (3-of-20 FGs, 9-of-9 FTs), a season-high 16 assists, two rebounds and one block.

Royce O’Neale (sore right foot) is probable for Monday’s game vs. the Lakers.

Victor Oladipo (right knee injury recovery) is doubtful for Monday’s game vs. the Wizards.

Magic City dancer says she performed for Lou Williams, contradicting Clipper guard’s ‘in-and-out’ claim.

Xavier Tillman to stay in NBA Draft, end Michigan State career.

Today’s Tankathon Sim

In a wackier simulation, we see the Portland Trail Blazers jumping from playoff contender to the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. With that pick, the Blazers would likely try and trade out and build around an already promising roster. But, if they didn’t, they perfect fit for them would actually be Auburn’s Isaac Okoro. After that, it puts the Cavs in an awkward position since they cannot rely on other teams picking ahead of them. In this scenario, the Cavs would go best player available and that would mean they select LaMelo Ball with the second pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.