5 warm(ish) bodies the Cavaliers could pluck from the scrap heap
LeBron James wants some more help and he’s been asking for it loudly enough that the Cleveland Cavaliers are working out Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson, and Kirk Hinrich today. Here are a few more veterans they could give the hairy eyeball.
It’s the story that won’t leave your timeline — LeBron James thinks the Cavaliers need another playmaker. With the Cavaliers way over the cap and fairly devoid of trade assets, unemployed veterans willing to sign for the minimum and chase a ring is pretty much the only pathway to improvement.
Today the Cavs are holding a workout to see the current state of Chalmers, Stephenson, and Hinrich but those aren’t the only warty vets out there who could sop up a few minutes for Cleveland on their quest to repeat. Come with me on a journey to the NBA scrap heap.
5. Jimmer Fredette
In case you’re not up on the latest from the Chinese Basketball League, Jimmer Fredette is currently in the process of burning it to the ground. Through his first 11 games, Jimmer was putting up nearly 40 points a game on a 50/40/90 split. Sure, he’s flamed out in several NBA opportunities but LeBron wants a playmaker and Jimmer makes plays. Some of those plays are wild jumpers. Some of those plays are careless turnovers. Some of those plays are hijacked possessions while more accomplished teammates look on in disbelief. But still, plays.
Beggars can’t be choosers.