Cavs Remain On Lookout For Backcourt, Wing Help

While the Cavaliers are searching for more perimeter shooting, they also remain in the market for a point guard, per Chris Fedor of Altman <a rel=

This remains true despite the fact Cleveland just traded for Ricky Rubio, who is expected to back up starter Darius Garland

Fedor linked both Celtics free agent Brad Wanamaker and Raul Neto to the Cavs, though eto just signed a deal with the Wizards. So that leaves Wanameker, and of course, multiple other options that would come, presumably at a discount.

So far, all the Cavs have done since the draft is trade for Rubio, select center/forward Evan Mobley with the No. 3 overall pick, and re-sign restricted free agent and starting center Jarrett Allen to a contract that is reportedly worth five years and about $100 million.

Of that group, Mobley is expected to be a real difference-maker, so the Cavs have actually done well for themselves.

A separate story from Fedor suggested the Cavs also have explored a potential sign-and-trade for Pelicans guard Josh Hart, though sources told Hoops Wire on Thursday morning that nothing is close on that front.

The Cavs could also have an interest in Elfrid Payton, Ryan Arcidiacono, Kyle Guy, Dennis Smith Jr., and Glenn Robinson III, to name just a few.

Basically, more know-how at running the show and playing both guard spots is clearly something that’s being explored.

“The lack of point guard depth showed throughout an injury-wrecked 2020-21 season that forced coach J.B. Bickerstaff to use countless lineups and combinations, sometimes putting guys in uncomfortable positions out of necessity,” Fedor wrote.

Along with the Collin Sexton trade chatter — which seem to have died down considerably — the Cavs have made small forward Cedi Osman available, sources told Hoops Wire.

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