Cleveland Cavaliers Roster 2020 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

19-46, 5th in East Central

CLE 103 @ CHI 108 Final

Final

Cleveland has made some odd moves over the last year. Trading for Andre Drummond with Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love on the roster was not a move anyone expected them to make. This creates a bit of a logjam and Drummond is also owed a hefty amount of money over the next year if they pick up the option. Cleveland has been throwing draft picks at guards like Collin Sexton and Darius Garland in hopes one of them can become the guard of the future in Cleveland. They also brought in Dante Exum who never panned out for the Utah Jazz.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG
Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton C. Sexton
2
81
#59 PG 1 6' 0" 189 20 1/4/99 2nd season Alabama
PG
Darius Garland
Darius Garland D. Garland
10
74
#74 PG 1 6' 0" 174 19 1/26/00 Rookie Vanderbilt
PG
Dante Exum
Dante Exum D. Exum
1
71
#76 PG 2 6' 5" 189 24 7/13/95 5th season
PG
Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova M. Dellavedova
18
70
#105 PG 3 6' 2" 198 29 9/8/90 7th season Saint Mary's
SG
Matt Mooney
Matt Mooney M. Mooney
3
67
#84 SG 6' 2" 198 22 2/7/97 Rookie
SF
Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman C. Osman
16
76
#25 SF 1 6' 7" 213 24 4/8/95 3rd season
SF
Kevin Porter Jr.
Kevin Porter Jr. K. Porter Jr.
4
73
#52 SF 2 6' 3" 213 19 5/4/00 Rookie USC
SF
Alfonzo McKinnie
Alfonzo McKinnie A. McKinnie
28
73
#50 SF 3 6' 7" 213 27 9/17/92 3rd season Green Bay
PF
Dean Wade
Dean Wade D. Wade
32
69
#81 PF 5 6' 9" 227 22 11/20/96 Rookie Kansas State
C
Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond A. Drummond
3
87
#17 C 1 6' 9" 277 26 8/10/93 8th season UConn
C
Kevin Love
Kevin Love K. Love
0
84
#38 C 1 6' 7" 213 31 9/7/88 12th season UCLA
C
Larry Nance Jr.
Larry Nance Jr. L. Nance Jr.
22
80
#32 C 2 6' 7" 229 26 1/1/93 5th season Wyoming
C
Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson T. Thompson
13
79
#52 C 2 6' 9" 235 28 3/13/91 9th season Texas
C
Jordan Bell
Jordan Bell J. Bell
7
78
#73 C 3 6' 7" 213 24 1/7/95 3rd season Oregon
C
Ante Zizic
Ante Zizic A. Zizic
41
72
#91 C 3 6' 9" 253 22 1/4/97 3rd season
GF
Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler D. Windler
72
2 6' 5" 194 23 9/22/96 Rookie Belmont

2020 Top Cleveland Cavaliers Roster Questions

Can Sexton and Garland Play Together?

In a surprising move, the Cavaliers decided to take Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland with the 5th overall pick in the draft despite already having Collin Sexton (who Cleveland took with the 8th pick in last year’s draft) on the roster. Garland’s 3-point shooting potential should allow him to still be a threat off the ball when Sexton is running the offense, but the reason that Garland was so highly regarded heading into the draft is that he can be the perfect modern-day point guard. Additionally, the defense projects to be horrid when these two are on the court at the same time. Maybe there’s a potential trade here, but in the meantime it will be interesting to see how the young guards play off of each other.

Will they (can they) trade Kevin Love?

Kevin Love is currently by far the most accomplished and talented player on the roster, but how much longer will he be in Cleveland? Love’s championship experience and 3-point shooting ability is certainly attractive to teams in the title hunt, but he’s also 31 years old and is set to make $30 million per year over the next 4 years. It is very possible that a team will get desperate and pull the trigger on a Love trade, but for now Love can serve as a mentor for the rest of the young Cleveland roster.

Time to Pick Up the Pace?

Last season, the Cavs had the slowest pace in the entire NBA, but don’t expect this to last much longer. With a guard heavy roster, it would make sense for this team to take advantage of their quickness by getting out in transition more often. However, it will be interesting if new head coach Jon Beilein will actually implement this style, as his University of Michigan team last year ran the 341st slowest offense in all of college basketball. However, the NBA is much less dependent on half-court sets than at the college level, so we’ll see if Beilein can make the adjustment.