The Cavs have an open roster spot, and a gaping hole at the backup point guard spot. In a perfect world, they could wait for the NBA’s buyout season to really kick off before making a decision on who to add. In this case, though, the entire purpose is to find a guy who can soak up regular season minutes to ease pressure off Kyrie Irving and LeBron James as primary ball-handlers and let them spend a few more minutes per game on the bench.
With questions about Kevin Love’s status, it’s fair to wonder if the Cavs shouldn’t also be looking for a big to ease pressure off of Tristan Thompson and Channing Frye. An expensive team has quite a few holes.
None of the names of the guys working out in Cleveland on Wednesday are all that exciting, but they are guys who can dribble and wouldn’t disrupt the locker room. Lance Stephenson is the exception to that, and he comes with some upside as well. It’s not clear that he could put it all together for the Cavs, though you’d want to know what LeBron thinks of the situation. My money would be on Mario Chalmers to get signed to a 10 day deal.
ESPN Sources: Cleveland to host mega free agent workout featuring Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson, Kirk Hinrich. https://t.co/Sgis8mqnsf— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 31, 2017
Jordan Farmar is the fourth free-agent point guard scheduled to join Cleveland's workout on Wednesday, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 1, 2017