The Cleveland Cavaliers have three of the best starters in the entire world on their roster but they may end up getting done in by the lack of depth behind Kyrie Irving at the point.
While no one is expecting Irving to be challenged as a starter, the next best option to replace him if he gets injured is Dion Waiters — who is a shooting guard. But this isn’t causing the Cavs to rush out and make a free agent signing — in fact the opposite is true.
According to Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers would like to add a point guard, but won’t if they wind up signing Allen.
Griffin mentioned adding a point guard before training camp. If Ray Allen decides to sign, that won’t be the case. But if Allen doesn’t sign they may be interested. It is not viewed as a major need.
Allen is a solid option for the Cavaliers but he’s a uncertain one at best. Cleveland may just be better off adding more defensive height and talent in their frontcourt and deal with giving aide to the point guard position when that time comes. Kyrie Irving may not need too much help, but when you’re as big as the Cavs have become, you’ll need depth badly.
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