Cleveland Cavaliers Should Wait to Spend Big in Free Agency

By Andy Schmidt
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a ton of money to spend this offseason on possible free agents. Cleveland went 24-58 this season and could use a lot of help in different positions. While the idea of signing two big-name free agents would help turn things around for the Cavaliers, I don’t think it is the best thing to do and they should bide their time until next season’s free agent class is available.

There are players like Chris Paul, Al Jefferson and Dwight Howard available. I have said before that it would be interesting if Cleveland would sign Howard and then try to lure LeBron James back to town next summer. I don’t think that is going to be happening though, in all honesty.

The position that could use the most help would be at the small forward position. There is always the potential of Josh Smith being signed, but I think owner Dan Gilbert is saving up for a big run at some high-profile players next year.

The names of James, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony all sound like players that could help out this Cleveland team. I’m not positive that the relationship between Gilbert and James is real good after Gilbert’s comments when LeBron left town. Anthony loves to just shoot the ball all the time and that would probably hurt the continued development of Kyrie Irving, but those two would top the list for next summer.

The money is there in Cleveland to make a huge splash very soon with their young nucleus. I’m curious to see if and when Gilbert pulls the trigger on a big move.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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