While the Cavaliers were adding frontcourt bodies like Leon Powe, Jamario Moon and Rob Kurz, many fans were sounding off about the depth at the guard position. Sure, the team added Anthony Parker as well, but aside from Mo Williams and Delonte West, the Wine and Gold has little in terms of a ball-handling presence.
And now, it appears that even though Kurz has decided to take unguaranteed money with the Cavaliers, Brian Windhorst reports that the team may not be done adding to the roster.
The Cavaliers are just days away from opening training camp but may not be done with their roster.
The Cavs are considering adding another guard to the mix, according to multiple league sources. They have been making calls on some remaining free agents and testing the trade-market waters to see who might be available.
No word on if the Delonte West situation has elevated this issue or not, but there is no denying that it does not exactly help. The addition of Parker was supposed to allow West to get more rest during games, as he appeared to wear down towards the end of the season. He and Mo Williams could rarely be off of the court at the same time due to the struggles of Daniel Gibson coupled with the lack of better options at the point.
While the recently signed (and one-time Cavalier) Flip Murray had his name bantered about, Windhorst lists veterans Chucky Atkins, Juan Dixon and Bobby Jackson as potential additions.
If you venture even further down the free agent list, names like Brevin Knight, Mike Wilks (both former Cavaliers), Cav-killer Tyronn Lue and Jason Hart appear to be the best options. Oh, and don’t forget the Handsome One, Damon Jones! Knight makes sense from a ball-handling perspective, and always plays tough defense – something that Boobie Gibson still lacks.
A trade is always possible, but this would not only take a willing second party, but assets on our end as well. Danny Ferry has been known to work some magic in the trade market, but I don’t know if he’ll be mustering up any of his super powers for a end-of-the-bench guard option.
Now, if he wants to rekindle the Stephen Jackson flame, this is something I could get behind for the right price.
Perhaps the best part of the entire quote above is that the Cavaliers are “days away from opening training camp.”
(Update: Could Koby Carl be the guard that the Cavs are looking to add?)