Seeking reinforcements for their bench, the Cavs signed Robin Lopez and Raul Neto. Two veterans who should do good in relay of the brilliant youth of Cleveland.
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With a Garland-Mobley-Allen trio to handle day-to-day business, Cleveland already has everything it needs to prepare for the future. The important point now is to surround this young Big 3 with players who can help bring the team back to the Playoffs. Eliminated in the play-in after two losses against the Nets and the Hawks, the Cavs paid for a certain inexperience and the management therefore seems to be betting on more seasoned profiles to avoid a second unfortunate scenario next spring. The signing of Ricky Rubio obviously goes in this direction. The Spaniard will be able to resume his love affair with the Ohio franchise and he was one of the main reasons for Cleveland’s excellent start to the season last year before his terrible injury. A sore that will still take a little time to really heal and the leader could miss the start of the next season. Who to act as interim behind Darius Garland in the meantime? Raúl Neto! The Brazilian pocket leader leaves Washington to bring his experience and he should logically be the third choice for position 1 as soon as Rubio returns.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2022
With the point guard position being well managed, Koby Altman decided to cement his racket once and for all by adding a new giant to the band. It is Robin Lopez who arrives in turn in Ohio. A luxury mentor to the Magic, Brook’s twin should take a back-up spot behind Jarrett Allen. Defense, additional muscles in the racquet, a few small hooks here and there, if possible no beef with the local mascot, we are off to a good start from the GM.
Free agent center Robin Lopez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
It now remains to manage the two priority issues for the off-season. There is Darius Garland’s XXL extension and it is long overdue for the moment, but also the Collin Sexton case. Restricted free agent, the back interests several teams but the Cavs would be rather warm to the idea of matching the offers. It remains to be seen how much they are willing to pay to keep the first half of the famous “SexLand” tandem.
Robin Lopez and Raul Neto will bring a touch of experience to Cleveland, which currently has a very serious Free Agency. All that remains is to finalize the Garland and Sexton files and Koby Altman will be able to take a breather.
Source texte : Shams Charania / Adrian Wojnarowski