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Cavaliers in advanced trade talks for a backup point guard, make roster cuts

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It looks like the Cavs roster is about to change a bit.

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If you were getting used to the roster as currently constructed, you may need to wait before putting ink to pen.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly in advanced talks to acquire a backup point guard via trade per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com

From Vardon's report:

The Cavs are in advanced discussions with at least one club, according to a source, and could make one or multiple trades to fill the one, glaring need on a team otherwise built to defend its 2016 championship.

Cleveland has an asset in emerging wing Jordan McRae, 25, who led the Cavs in scoring during the preseason at 14.0 points per game but would struggle to crack the team's rotation with its glut of small forwards and shooting guards.

One would assume the mention of Jordan McRae means that his name has likely been included in these trade talks. McRae has shown an ability to score in bunches, but the experiment of playing him at the point guard was not a fruitful one. It's clear that he is best served as an off-ball scorer, an asset that the Cavs are currently have in abundance.

Who the Cavaliers are targeting is still a mystery. They have been linked to free agents such as Norris Cole, Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, however it appears they are going to pursue a better option on the trade market.

In addition to this news, the Cavaliers have also waived Cory Jefferson, Markel Brown and Jonathon Holmes. They still have decisions to make on DeAndre Liggins as well as small forward John Holland.