With the offseason all but wrapped up, save for a potential Lillard or Harden trade, and training camp just around the corner, the free agent landscape is relatively barren. The Cavaliers, having spent the offseason adding shooting to a roster that won 51 games last season, boast a well-rounded lineup with little in the way of glaring needs.
Still, for a team with title aspirations, the moves on the margins are as important as any. Among the remaining free agents, a few stand out as options capable of filling a valuable role for the Cavaliers this upcoming season.
The Cavaliers signed Ty Jerome as a backup guard option this offseason, but with Ricky Rubio out of the picture for the foreseeable future, as he takes time away to focus on his mental health, the Cavs could use another veteran option in the backcourt. George Hill, who appeared in 46 contests last season across stints with the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers, could slot in nicely as a Rubio replacement. He doesn’t provide the same level of playmaking as Ricky, but he is plenty capable of organizing a bench unit.
A career 38.0 percent shooter from deep (35.8 percent in 2022-23), Hill is a reliable spacer, capable of playing both on and off the ball. Even at his age, he remains a solid defender (0.07 D-LEBRON) and his size (6-foot-4, 6-foot-9 wingspan) gives him the ability to play next to either of Donovan Mitchell or Darius Garland in the backcourt. For a young Cavs team looking to make a deep playoff run, the veteran Hill brings a wealth of experience that would make him a valuable addition in the locker room and on the court.