Cleveland Cavaliers Roster
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Taurean Prince was acquired along with Jarrett Allen in part of a four-team trade. The Cavs are lacking talent on the wings, so possibly Prince could be beneficial for them. Cavs GM Koby Altman said Prince can be a capable 3-and-D player for this roster. Prince wasn't able to have much value on the Nets roster, but maybe this switch will be good for him. Fantasy managers should wait and see before believing Prince will have reliable value.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond is not expected to lose playing time going forward, according to Cavs GM Koby Altman. The team acquired Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince in a four-team trade earlier this week. There was some speculation that Drummond and Allen would have a timeshare at the center spot. However, it sounds like Drummond isn't going to lose any playing time. Although, JaVale McGee could see his playing time significantly decrease with the addition of Allen.
Cleveland Cavaliers point guards Collin Sexton (ankle) and Darius Garland (shoulder) have both been ruled out for Friday's contest versus the Knicks more than 24 hours prior to tip-off due to respective injuries. Garland's absence will mark his seventh straight game on the sidelines, while Sexton is missing his fifth consecutive outing. Damyean Dotson figures to continue drawing starts at PG, but Cedi Osman will retain some DFS upside due to his passing ability as well. Yogi Ferrell had been filling in as a reserve, but was released following the team's trade acquisitions Wednesday. The next chance that Sexton/Garland have at taking the floor comes Sunday against Washington in a game that is questionable to take place following the Wizards' mini-COVID-19 outbreak.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (Achilles) has been bumped up to probable on the team's injury report for Friday's game versus the Knicks. Drummond missed the team's most recent outing despite warming up prior to the contest. Having notched a double-double in each of his first 11 games, Drummond is as matchup-proof of a fantasy commodity as they come. He'll face a tough task in Mitchell Robinson and the Knicks, who have vastly improved as a defense, but with many key offensive pieces (Collin Sexton, Darius Garland) still out of the mix, Drummond should continue to reprise a sizable offensive role.
Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the massive James Harden trade. He'll bring depth and a veteran presence to Cleveland, but his fantasy value will remain irrelevant. Isaac Okoro, Cedi Osman and Larry Nance Jr. are all in front of Prince on the depth chart. Prince can remain on the waiver wire until further notice.