LeBron James Pushing For Cavs To Add Point Guard

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.

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8 thoughts on “LeBron James Pushing For Cavs To Add Point Guard

  1. crazysull

    Maybe try and get Hardaway Jr. From the Hawks as well. He can play PG and SG sure the Cavs would need to add more if he was included but not too much that it would prevent the Cavs from wanting to complete the trade

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  2. Z-A

    Mo Williams + a 2nd? for Tim Frazier or Shabazz Napier. I feel like they should have included Birdman in the deal with Atlanta. Especially if they are throwing in a 1st round pick. They need to open up a roster spot so they can just sign Jarrett Jack and try to trade Mo’s contract for something else.

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    • Ryan Brubaker

      Its not confirmed but I have seen reports that Mo’s contract was included in the trade and that’s how they lowered payroll (Dunleavy + Mo for Korver)

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      • Z-A

        Yea just saw that too. I know they had to get rid of Mo somehow. So Mario Chalmers, Jarrett Jack, Kirk Hinrich out of retirement…

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  3. Strauss

    Cavs can’t have Rondo until he puts a thumping on Paxon first!

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  4. Reflect

    Lebron playing GM is how the team got screwed over the first time he was there. That’s why the team always sucked and never won, cause he was picking players, and he’s clearly not good at that.

    How about he just lets the actual GM do his job.

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  5. Formerlyz

    Tyrone lue is a terrible coach, if he couldn’t figure out how to utilize that roster without complaining for a backup PG. After making totally unnecessary moves, now they probably could use that extra help there in Rio, Norris, or Toney Douglas, but they still need a big that can replace birdman guarding pick and roll, protecting the rim, and catch and finishing at the basket

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  6. gmflores27

    Wtf lebron just play the damn game, and try not to complain all the time you spoiled brat

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