Truly, the end of an era.
CLTX Gaming and Cavs Legion GC have agreed to a trade sending star PG oFab and their 2021 4th round pick to Cleveland for 2 2021 1st round picks. CLTX Gaming will receive picks #5 and #17, of which Cavs Legion acquired from Hornets Venom GT in a trade last season.
What This Means For CLTX Gaming:
The era of oFab in Boston is over. After 3 seasons, Boston is sending the former #2 overall pick to Cleveland to officially spark a rebuild. Fab’s time in Boston had its ups and downs, whether it was an off-court suspension or some incredible moments of gameplay, it’s been a rollercoaster ride for their relationship across 3 seasons. The good news for CLTX is they got a great return package for him, giving them the opportunity to rebuild on the fly and acquire some elite talent high in the draft. With picks #5, #6, and #17 in tow, they now have the most 1st round picks of any team and can do just about anything they want in the draft. This also means that surprise star FT is going to get the reigns at PG full-time. It’s a risky move, but if Boston felt it was time to move on from their former star, then they got back about as good of a package as you could want.
What This Means for Cavs Legion GC:
The one word that comes to mind for Cleveland…FINALLY. Cavs Legion GC have finally found their PG after 3 full seasons of trying. Fab is going to instantly slot in at PG and gives them the head of the snake they have direly needed since Season 1. He’ll be paired with Strainer and Goddof2k, 2 very good wings, and complementary players who fit extremely well next to Fab. They currently don’t have a PF or C on the roster, they very well could bring oLarry back to fill one of those spots, but it seems they are going to start fresh in their frontcourt. It’ll take some serious scouting to find one. As of right now, Cavs Legion don’t have a pick in the 1st 2 rounds of the 2021 draft, so it remains to be seen how they get an elite big man to pair with Fab. In terms of set management, it’s a great move for both sides. Whether the teams can capitalize on this move…we’ll see you at the draft.