The Cavs agreed to acquire Kyle Korver from the Hawks on Thursday, but LeBron James wants the team to do more, as Jason Lloyd of The Akron Beacon Journal writes. James believes the team isn’t ready for another championship run until it adds another point guard.
“We still got a couple more things we need to do,” James said. “We got to get a point guard. It’s my last time saying it. We need a point guard.”
“I think that’s the next step. You look at our league, most teams have three point guards. We only have two with [Kyrie Irving] and our rook in [Kay Felder]. I think just having that security blanket. Every NFL team has three quarterbacks. Having that security blanket in case of a [situation like Derek Carr’s, Oakland’s QB who broke his leg]. We’ll see what happens, but, we’re happy with our team right now.”
It was reported on Thursday that the team is likely to make another move with an eye on obtaining a veteran point guard. The team’s two biggest needs were arguably a back-up point guard and a scoring wing.
Coach Tyronn Lue likes the acquisition of Korver and believes the 35-year-old will be a good fit on the team. “Especially a guy who can move without the ball the way he moves coming off screens and things like that, there’s no better guy,” Lue said. “You put him on the floor with Channing, RJ, LeBron and the floor will open (up) wide, so now you got to pick your poison when you try to help off Kyrie and LeBron.”
Lue added that the shooting guard will come off the bench, a decision that will leave DeAndre Liggins in the starting line-up. The team likes Liggins in that spot because of his ability to defend opposing point guards.
There’s 47 days to go until the NBA trade deadline. Be sure to check Hoops Rumors frequently for the latest on the Cavs and their quest to add a point guard.