The Cleveland Cavaliers signed LeBron James this summer, added Mike Miller, Shawn Marion and James Jones and are set to acquire Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
But despite the flashy signings, there are absolutely glaring holes on this roster and they need to be addressed before the fantasy of adding Ray Allen is realized or even continued. As pointed out by Adi Joseph of USA Today Sports, the Cavaliers shouldn’t be focusing on bringing in Ray Allen, rather they should be looking at two glaring needs that remain on their roster — backup point guard and center.
The backups at these positions? The Cavs may end up relying on 34-year-old journeyman Brendan Haywood (himself an injury risk) behind Varejao, while also asking Love or Tristan Thompson to play out of position. But that makes them susceptible inside the same way the Heat were.
To boot, should Kyrie Irving suffer an injury, even a minor one that keeps him out a few games, the Cavs next best point guard option is shooting guard Dion Waiters. That’s an issue — to say the least — and it’s something that the Cavaliers need to address otherwise they can’t be surprised if the wheels fall off this train late in the season.
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