No. 3 point guard: Patrick Beverley
What is there to say about Patrick Beverley that hasn’t already been said? He is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA and is fully capable of sliding into the offense off the bench.
A pristine example of a culture guy, Beverley has transformed every team that he has been on for the better. The greatest example of his influence is this season’s Chicago Bulls. Before he joined the team, they looked like contenders for Victor Wembanyama, but once they signed Beverley, they looked like contenders for Larry O’Brien.
He had the same effect on the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, and Houston Rockets. He is a player who can transform a team from the bench. Hustle players, locker room speeches, wild on-the-court antics, he brings it all.
Adding a culture player off the bench is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Cleveland Cavaliers. This type of move is what will bring them from good to great.
If the Cleveland Cavaliers are able to sign one of these three point guards to the minimum contract, the team would take a step forward and look far better next season. They will be especially effective if the front office spends the money and trade assets on a wing who can stretch the floor or a center off the bench.