Cavs Not Actively Seeking Backup Point Guard

The Cavaliers don’t have a ton of depth at the point guard position behind Kyrie Irving. However, the team isn’t actively looking to add a point guard to its roster, according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link).

As Kyler notes, the Cavs are currently happy to move forward with Irving, Iman Shumpert, LeBron James, and even J.R. Smith sharing the ball-handling duties. While Shumpert, James, and Smith aren’t technically point guards, they’re capable of running the offense for a few minutes at a time when Irving is resting. The club also has another pure point guard in Kay Felder, though the rookie has played sparingly so far, appearing in just four games.

The Cavaliers invited veteran Toney Douglas to training camp, and also continue to carry Mo Williams on their 15-man squad, but Douglas didn’t make the regular-season roster, and Williams has decided to retire — the team has kept him on the roster in the hopes that he’ll agree to a buyout or that his contract can be used to match salaries in a trade.

Although the Cavs aren’t actively seeking a point guard at the moment, the team will likely keep an eye out for opportunities to fortify its backcourt. If its current point guard rotation struggles at all, a trade could be an option later in the season. Joe Vardon of suggested last week that Cleveland could poke around the trade market after December 15, when offseason signees like Deron Williams, D.J. Augustin, and many others become trade-eligible.

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2 thoughts on “Cavs Not Actively Seeking Backup Point Guard

  1. Nate robinson is good for 12 points in 20 mins off the bench plus incredible energy. Can probably get him for good salary too.


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