Cavs Eyeing Free Agents To Improve Bench?

November 16 2012 at 2:01pm CST By Luke Adams

While Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao are among the Cavaliers that have looked fantastic so far in this young season, the team's roster hasn't exactly been producing from top to bottom. Cleveland's bench has been one of the league's worst, and head coach Byron Scott hinted today that the Cavs could consider turning to the free agent market to bolster the second unit.

"I think if I said I had the right pieces I'd be lying, from the bench's standpoint," Scott said, according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio (Sulia link). "If there's a guy out there that we feel can help us, should we go after him? Yes. I'm not going to sit here and say I'm satisfied with the way our bench has played, because I'm not. If there's a guy who we feel can come in here and help us, yeah, we definitely should pursue that guy. Because the bottom line for me is to continue to improve, and winning. I want to win."

Scott, of course, doesn't have the final say when it comes to roster moves and free agent signings, but if the Cavaliers wanted to make a move, they'd have the flexibility to do so. Although the club is carrying 15 players, only 12 of those contracts are fully guaranteed, meaning there are at least a couple candidates to be waived. Additionally, no team in the NBA has more financial flexibility for this season than the Cavs, who appear to be more than $10MM below the cap.

For an idea of what sort of players the Cavs could pursue, be sure to check out our list of 2012/13 free agents.

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