Cleveland Cavaliers Roster 2021 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

21-37, 4th 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 2 6' 1" 190 21 1/4/99 4th season Alabama
PG Darius Garland
Darius Garland D. Garland
10
73
#89 PG 4 6' 1" 192 20 1/26/00 3rd season Vanderbilt
PG Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova M. Dellavedova
18
70
#109 PG 5 6' 3" 200 30 9/8/90 9th season Saint Mary's
SG Brodric Thomas
Brodric Thomas B. Thomas
33
63
#86 SG 4 6' 5" 185 23 1/28/97 Rookie Truman State
SG Damyean Dotson
Damyean Dotson D. Dotson
21
72
#62 SG 5 6' 5" 210 26 5/6/94 5th season Houston
SF Isaac Okoro
Isaac Okoro I. Okoro
35
73
#59 SF 2 6' 6" 225 19 1/26/01 Rookie Auburn
SF Taurean Prince
Taurean Prince T. Prince
12
71
#67 SF 4 6' 7" 218 26 3/22/94 6th season Baylor
SF Cedi Osman
Cedi Osman C. Osman
16
74
#55 SF 5 6' 7" 230 25 4/8/95 5th season
SF Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler D. Windler
9
70
#106 SF 5 6' 6" 196 24 9/22/96 Rookie Belmont
PF Kevin Love
Kevin Love K. Love
0
79
#26 PF 2 6' 8" 251 32 9/7/88 14th season UCLA
PF Larry Nance Jr.
Larry Nance Jr. L. Nance Jr.
22
77
#37 PF 2 6' 7" 245 27 1/1/93 7th season Wyoming
PF Dean Wade
Dean Wade D. Wade
32
72
#79 PF 4 6' 9" 228 24 11/20/96 3rd season Kansas State
PF Lamar Stevens
Lamar Stevens L. Stevens
8
65
#109 PF 4 6' 7" 230 23 7/9/97 Rookie Penn State
PF Mfiondu Kabengele
Mfiondu Kabengele M. Kabengele
25
74
#50 PF 5 6' 9" 250 23 8/14/97 2nd season Florida State
PF Isaiah Hartenstein
Isaiah Hartenstein I. Hartenstein
25
73
#70 PF 5 7' 0" 250 22 5/5/98 3rd season
C Jarrett Allen
Jarrett Allen J. Allen
31
84
#12 C 2 6' 11" 243 22 4/21/98 5th season Texas

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.