5 Free Agents Who Cleveland Cavaliers Should Target This Offseason

5 Free Agents Who Cleveland Cavaliers Should Target This Offseason

Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of another disappointing season. They have the players to contend in the weak Eastern Conference, but something is lacking within the organization. Kyrie Irving is a bona fide star and the roster is filled with able role players, but they just can't seem to put it together on the floor.

Here are the five free agents the Cavaliers should target this offseason.

5. Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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5. Spencer Hawes

Spencer Hawes, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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Hawes is a player who should mesh well with Irving and Deng. Hawes can step back and knock down a mid-range jumper and is a pretty good rebounder. In this league, teams with great chemistry wins. Hawes is a team player who can provide starter minutes and great production from the center position.

4. Luol Deng

Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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4. Luol Deng

Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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If the Cavs want to compete with Miami and Indiana, then Irving needs a running partner. Deng can stretch the floor, play defense and has the ability to create his own shot.

3. Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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3. Danny Granger

Danny Granger, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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The Cavs are in desperate need of a solid 3-point threat, and Granger fills that void. He can put the ball on the floor and create for himself and teammates. He needs to work on his defense, but with the right coach, that is attainable.

2. Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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2. Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, 2014 NBA Free Agents
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The Cavs need Gay for the same reason they should sign Granger. They need someone else who can create his own shot and not wait for Irving to break down the defense and the shot clock. Gay has the experience and range to make the Cavs a contender in the East.

1. Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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1. Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, 2014 NBA Free Agency
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Why not take a chance on Anthony? He can play either small forward or power forward position. He will be the ultimate stretch four most coaches are looking for. His defense needs a little tweaking, but with Irving and Waiters on the wing and Hawes and Deng in the frontcourt, this could be an improved defensive team. Their scoring will be at the top of the league with the addition of Anthony.

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