It seems like the Cavaliers are on the hunt for a backup Power Forward. This weeks prey, former Tar Heel Sean May. The Cavaliers are planning to workout May after seeing him in Las Vegas for the NBA’s Summer League.
May seems like he would be a good fit in Cleveland. He has great touch for a big man and has a knack for securing the rebounds. May is a former 1st rounder who’s string of injuries has limited his success in the NBA. In recent years, May has been a bit on the heavy side. But reports out of Las Vegas say that May seems to be in the best shape of his career.
There’s no doubt that if (big IF) the Cavaliers were to sign May, that it would be a huge risk. However, May would have a lot of upside. It’s not a question of whether or not May has first round talent, it’s whether or not he can stay healthy enough to put that talent to use.
If May’s workout goes well, there’s a good chance he’ll be in Wine and Gold for 2009. The Cavs are in need for a backup PF, especially one who can shoot the ball as well as May can. Hickson will be a solid NBA player, but needs more time to mature and improve his game. In the meantime May could fill that void on Cleveland’s bench.