Koby Altman Rumors
Chris Fedor: #Cavs GM Koby Altman on No. 3 pick Evan Mobley: “Tonight we were able to draft a transformative talent, whose versatility, athleticism and physical gifts are qualities we covet in a player. We couldn’t be more excited about Evan being part of our future.”
The Cavs will likely choose the player Houston doesn’t. While trading back continues to be mentioned as a possibility, Cleveland’s front office has lamented a lack of lottery luck over the past few seasons. This is the position the Cavs want to be in. The one they need to be in. They celebrated on lottery night and that joy has only increased throughout the pre-draft process, as they weigh their options at No. 3. Sources say general manager Koby Altman currently sees too much of a gap between Mobley/Green and the other prospects, which means it’s unlikely he would willingly drop down a few spots and choose from a lesser pool of prospects. Those trade calls started weeks ago. Altman’s listening. He has to. It’s his job. But it would take a “Godfather” offer, according to a source.
As the Cavaliers decide whether to trade homegrown combo guard Collin Sexton before having to make a decision on a rookie contract extension, it is worth noting Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman was high on Kevin Knox in the lead-up to the 2018 draft, according to an NBA source.
Kevin Love has committed to joining @usabasketball Cavaliers GM Koby Altman tells Frank Isola and Brian Scalabrine why having Love on the roster makes a lot of sense for both Love and Cleveland
Sirius XM NBA: “This could be a game-changer.” @Cleveland Cavaliers GM Koby Altman is excited for the future as he talks with @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine about Cleveland landing the #3 pick in last night’s #NBADraftLottery #BeTheFight pic.twitter.com/bxkJdQR3uR