Cleveland Cavaliers Successfully Get Caris LeVert
MDP Live - The Cleveland Cavaliers finally got the player they were after, Caris LeVert. To get LeVert, JB Bickerstaff's team had to sacrifice some of their valuable assets.
As is known, the Cleveland Cavaliers are indeed one of the teams that want to bring in new players before the trade deadline closes. They want to bring in a combo guard who can play in one or two positions at once. They then negotiated with the Indiana Pacers to get LeVert's services. Through negotiations that were not too long, the Cavaliers finally succeeded in getting what they wanted. The following are the details of the exchange of players agreed by both parties:
Cavaliers get: Caris LeVert, 2022 second-round draft pick
Pacers got: Ricky Rubio, 2022 first-round draft pick, 2022 second-round draft pick, and 2027 second-round draft pick
This exchange of players is quite fair and benefits both parties. For the Cavaliers, they can get LeVert's services to help the team appear competitive in the playoffs. The Cavaliers themselves have performed quite well this season by occupying the top four positions in the Eastern Conference standings.
For the Indiana Pacers, they can also be a valuable asset to rebuild. They don't have to worry about Ricky Rubio's future because the player's contract will expire at the end of this season. Rubio could have been kicked if his performance did not match expectations.
Cavaliers Extend Contract and Promote Koby Altman
MDP Live - The Cleveland Cavaliers management looks very happy with their team's achievements this season. This was proven after the contract extension agreement for their head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. It didn't stop there, the Cavaliers management just found an agreement for a longer cooperation with the General Manager, Koby Altman. This news was delivered by ESPN.
Altman will stay at the Cavaliers until the 2027-2028 season. Not only extending his term of service, the Cavaliers also gave Altman a new position, namely as Operational President of the Cavaliers, whose position had been vacant for a long time.
Altman has served with the Cavaliers since 2012 and has assumed the role of general manager since 2017. He was key to the formation of the Cavaliers super squad in LeBron James' final season with them. Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and Derrick Rose were close at that time. Unfortunately, this squad did not live up to expectations and was overhauled in the middle of the season.
This mid-season reshuffle was actually quite successful as the Cavaliers made it back to the finals. Unfortunately, at the end of the season, after losing again to the Golden State Warriors in the final, LeBron decided to leave for the Los Angeles Lakers.
After LeBron's departure, Altman's talent for talent was tested. Granted, in the three seasons following LeBron's departure, the Cavaliers have never finished better than 13th in the Eastern Conference, but this season they have finally reaped what they sowed.
Players like Collin Sexton, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley were Altman's picks. He also then managed to get Jarrett Allen with an exchange system and recruited Ricky Rubio and Lauri Markkanen earlier this season. The Cavaliers now sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record (23-18).
Altman and Cavaliers slick achievements so far make him one of the leading candidates for the title of best executive this season. The competition for this title is quite tough because there are Arturas Karnisovas of the Chicago Bulls and Zach Kleiman of the Memphis Grizzlies.