The Cleveland Cavaliers are joining the mix of interested teams that are reportedly may go in to acquire Jae Crowder.
As told by Joe Vardon of The Athletic, the Cavs will look at Crowder as a potential piece missing to contend for a title who will fill in their small forward spot.
“If, however, you prefer to make the case that the Cavs are one player away from serious championship contention, the evidence is at the small forward spot. It’s why Cleveland is said to have interest in trading for Jae Crowder from the Suns, who is available and is a proven 3-and-D big body who could bang against the Kevin Durants and Jimmy Butlers and Jayson Tatums of the East.”
Though they have a star-studded young cast within their starting lineup headlined by Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley, the Cavs have a noticeable hole in their wing slate, and Crowder may fill that vacancy as a known forward who can guard multiple positions and knock down occasional threes.
Both Crowder and the Suns have agreed to part ways from participation in training camp, as the club will seek a trade to find resolution.
The veteran will enter the 2022-23 season as a contract year, wherein his three-year deal with Phoenix is about to expire.