Who is left for Cavs at point guard after Day 1 of Free Agency?
The Cleveland Cavaliers had one remaining hole on their roster heading into NBA Free Agency. After a flurry of moves that saw $1.5 billion in new contracts go out on Day 1 of Free Agency, the Cavs still have that one hole to fill.
That doesn’t mean they don’t have weaknesses; they can use a third center with size, a 6’8″ two-way forward, a veteran wing who plays both offense and defense. They have options for each of those spots, however. What they don’t currently have is a backup point guard.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need to sign a point guard in free agency. After the whirlwind deals on Day 1, who is left for the Cavs to pursue?
Darius Garland is a dynamic on-ball player and the future of their point guard position, but the Cavs need someone to handle the ball when he is off the court. Caris LeVert and Collin Sexton, should he return, are capable secondary ball-handlers but shouldn’t be the team’s solution behind Garland. They are at their best with 48 minutes of solid point guard play.
Unfortunately, most of those solid point guard options are now gone. Tyus Jones re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies at $15 million per season, a number the Cavs couldn’t rival. Delon Wright signed with the Washington Wizards for $8 million over two years, the kind of contract the Cavs would have offered. While he was way out of their price range, Jalen Brunson also signed a lucrative deal with the New York Knicks.
Who does that leave for the Cavs? Let’s look at three options still available in free agency, including the player rumored to be heading back to Cleveland.