Cleveland Cavaliers Roster 2021 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

6-7, 3rd in East Central

While there is no clear direction in Cleveland at the moment, they do have some nice young pieces they could potentially build around for the future. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland are recent draft picks in the backcourt and have shown flashes of their potential since coming into the league. Drafting Isaac Okoro was an excellent pick for the Cavs, and the small forward role has not been filled since James left town again. While the Andre Drummond deal was an odd one, this might be his last year in Cleveland, and the same goes for Kevin Love, who is a constant trade target.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG
Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton C. Sexton
2
81
#28 PG 4 6' 1" 190 21 1/4/99 3rd season Alabama
PG
Kevin Porter Jr.
Kevin Porter Jr. K. Porter Jr.
4
77
#49 PG 4 6' 4" 203 20 5/4/00 2nd season USC
PG
Darius Garland
Darius Garland D. Garland
10
73
#89 PG 4 6' 1" 192 20 1/26/00 2nd season Vanderbilt
PG
Dante Exum
Dante Exum D. Exum
1
73
#87 PG 5 6' 5" 214 25 7/13/95 6th season
PG
Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler D. Windler
9
70
#106 PG 5 6' 6" 196 24 9/22/96 Rookie Belmont
PG
Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova M. Dellavedova
18
70
#109 PG 5 6' 3" 200 30 9/8/90 8th season Saint Mary's
SG
Damyean Dotson
Damyean Dotson D. Dotson
21
72
#62 SG 2 6' 5" 210 26 5/6/94 4th season Houston
SF
Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman C. Osman
16
74
#55 SF 2 6' 7" 230 25 4/8/95 4th season
SF
Isaac Okoro
Isaac Okoro I. Okoro
35
73
#59 SF 2 6' 6" 225 19 1/26/01 Rookie Auburn
PF
Kevin Love
Kevin Love K. Love
0
79
#26 PF 2 6' 8" 251 32 9/7/88 13th season UCLA
PF
Larry Nance Jr.
Larry Nance Jr. L. Nance Jr.
22
77
#37 PF 4 6' 7" 245 27 1/1/93 6th season Wyoming
PF
Dean Wade
Dean Wade D. Wade
32
72
#79 PF 5 6' 9" 228 24 11/20/96 2nd season Kansas State
PF
Lamar Stevens
Lamar Stevens L. Stevens
8
65
#109 PF 6' 7" 230 23 7/9/97 Rookie Penn State
C
Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond A. Drummond
3
83
#13 C 2 6' 10" 279 27 8/10/93 9th season Connecticut
C
JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee J. McGee
6
79
#25 C 4 7' 0" 270 32 1/19/88 13th season Nevada
C
Thon Maker
Thon Maker T. Maker
14
72
#52 C 5 7' 0" 221 23 2/25/97 5th season
C
Marques Bolden
Marques Bolden M. Bolden
24
70
#60 C 6' 10" 249 22 4/17/98 2nd season Duke

2021 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.