3 players Cavaliers can sign with the Mid-Level Exception this offseason

Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images
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No. 3: Josh Richardson

In my perfect offseason piece for the Cavs, I outlined his fit on this team, and while I do have two guys ranked ahead of Josh Richardson, he would be great for this Cavs team via some of the MLE. Richardson brings consistent shooting and defending at the wing spot, and he also brings veteran experience as well. While he has been on six teams in eight seasons, Richardson has been an effective role player everywhere he has been.

He can start games, and he can also come off the bench. He is also a career 37 percent three-point shooter, including 35 percent in the playoffs, and everyone knows that the Cavaliers need shooting and more shooting this offseason. They could not shoot the ball into the Atlantic Ocean against the New York Knicks. A guy like Richardson can help with that, and also keep the team’s defense at a high level.

Using their MLE on a high quality role player, or a couple of them, should be the Cavaliers’ main priority this offseason. This can really help them get one step closer to their championship aspirations and make them an even more dangerous team this offseason.

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