‘These Trades Put Them Over the Top’: Scouting the New-Look Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are about to look a whole lot different.

Following trades with the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz and Miami Heat, the Cavs turned over six of their 15 players in a matter of hours.

This leaves just four players (LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, JR Smith) from the 2016 NBA championship team and only one other from last season (Kyle Korver). Cleveland’s four biggest offseason acquisitions (Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade) were all shipped off before Thursday’s deadline.

Adding a trio of 25-year-olds in Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. dropped the Cavs’ combined average age by nearly two years, while 31-year-old George

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2758938-these-trades-put-them-over-the-top-scouting-the-new-look-cleveland-cavaliers

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