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LeBron James: “We gotta get a point guard”

The Cavs’ star says the team still has a hole to fill.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made a big move in acquiring Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks.

James, though, still sees the Cavaliers as needing to add a point guard to the roster.


"We still got a couple more things we need to do," James said Friday, when asked if Cleveland's pending trade with Atlanta for Korver was a "championship move."

"We gotta get a point guard," James said. "It's my last time saying it. We need a point guard.

Another quote from James per

"You look at our league, most teams have three point guards," James said. "We only have two with Ky and our rook in Kay (Felder). I think just having that secure blanket. Every NFL team has three quarterbacks. Having that secure blanket in case of a (Derek) Carr, (the Raiders quarterback who was injured just before playoff time). We'll see what happens, but, we're happy with our team right now."

Head coach Tyronn Lue also said he was ‘pretty sure’ the Cavs would get a backup point guard. James also mentioned signing a big man as a need.

With Mo Williams and Mike Dunleavy reportedly headed to Atlanta in exchange for Korver, the Cavs will have a roster spot open if they do decide to sign a point guard outright. Names available include Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Kirk Hinrich. Toney Douglas, who was with the team during training camp, also remains a free agent. The Cavs still could make a deal for a point guard in a trade.

Signing a backup point guard has long been on the Cavs’ presumed wish list. It would allow Iman Shumpert to play a more natural off-guard role and also limit Kyrie Irving’s minutes during the regular season.

Stay tuned - it doesn’t seem as if the Cavs are done making moves just yet.