The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking like the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference this season now that they have LeBron James back, are set to acquire Kevin Love and have signed veterans like Mike Miller, James Jones and Shawn Marion.
But while the team has splurged on fancy signings and acquisitions, there is still the matter of finding depth for the roster at positions that haven’t at all been addressed yet.
As pointed out by Adi Joseph of USA Today Sports, one of the biggest weakness the Cavaliers have is their utter lack of point guard depth, which could come back to haunt them even if Kyrie Irving doesn’t get injured this season.
Kyrie Irving has had strong backups in the past (Ramon Sessions, Shaun Livingston and Jarrett Jack), along with his own injury issues … And if Irving gets hurt, the best bet at point could be starting shooting guard Dion Waiters, who gets criticized for selfish play, or second-year guard Matthew Dellavedova.
It’s all fun and games to add LeBron James, Kevin Love, Shawn Marion and others until you realize your roster is still far from complete. One thing the Cavs did this summer was get better, but they’re not perfect and their lack of depth at the point could be something that comes back to bite them as the season wears on and Kyrie Irving wears out.
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