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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers news and links for Thursday, June 22

Happy NBA Draft day!

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The first sip

Some Nassir Little stats, considering the Cavs’ links to him.

  • He’s 23 and won’t turn 24 until next February. This is still a relatively young player.
  • He’s 6’5” with a 7’2” wingspan and is listed at 220 pounds — this is a big wing, the kind of big wing Cleveland doesn’t have.
  • In 54 games last season, he shot 36.7% from three on 2.9 attempts per game. That includes 36% on non-corner threes, 42% on corner threes and and 35.8% on catch-and-shoot threes.
  • He is signed for four more seasons at $6.3 million, $6.8 million, $7.3 million and $7.8 million. If Cleveland does trade for him and he works out, they’ll be getting a rotation piece at at numbers signed in the old CBA and well under the current mid-level exception number. He has a great value contract.
  • The analytics indicate that he was much better in 2021-22 vs. 2022-23 for what that’s worth.

Read this

Really cool Scoot Henderson profile at ESPN from Hanif Abdurraqib

Links of the day

Kristaps Porzingis to Boston, Marcus Smart to Memphis. Trade season rolls on.

The Denver Nuggets are adding two picks in tonight’s draft

Khris Middleton, you are a free agent

So is Bruce Brown

Michael Jordan, despite the fact that he’s selling the Hornets, has final say over the team’s pick