Cleveland Cavaliers to look for defensive-minded players in the free agency, per report

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to have their sights set on adding defensive-minded players in the upcoming free agency, per BasketballNews.com’s Spencer Davies.

The Cavs are coming off another terrible season being the worst team in the East record-wise. As the report suggests, Cleveland would like to take the pressure off their two undersized guards, Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.

“Since they’re no longer a luxury tax-payer, the Cavaliers will have the $9,258,000 mid-level exception on their hands; this can be used entirely on one free agent or split between multiple players,” Davies wrote. “The Cavs source said that the team will be looking for ‘defensive-minded players’ while also looking to add ‘length and athleticism,” Davies wrote.

The former All-Star center Andre Drummond will anchor the Cavs’ defense. Cleveland can also add to its talented young core with the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

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