Reinforcements On The Way, Cleveland Cavaliers To Work Out Veteran Free Agents
Feb 02, 2017 08:06 AM EST
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James may get his wish for an upgrade in their roster. Help is on the way for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they try to bolster their chances of defending their title. With an underwhelming 7-8 record in January, this might be what the doctor ordered for the Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are scheduling a workout for free agent veteran point guards Mario Chalmers, Jordan Farmar and Kirk Hinrich, and shooting guard/small forward Lance Stephenson, according to a report from ESPN. The group workout is scheduled to take place on the day when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Minnesota Timberwolves at Quicken Loans Arena.
Aside from the four veteran free agent players, other free agent prospects are expected to workout for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sources say that a player could be signed by the Cavaliers as early as February, before the All-Star break, but it still depends on the performance of the participants.
The Cleveland Cavaliers still has one roster spot available. If the Cavaliers choose to waive center Chris Andersen, it would free up another roster spot. Chris Andersen is out for the rest of the year with a torn ACL on his right knee he suffered during practice last December.
LeBron James has been very vocal last week, calling out the Cleveland Cavaliers and demanding their front office to upgrade their roster, via a report from ESPN. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has met with LeBron James and the two are at odds with regards to spending payroll.
Mario Chalmers, 30, has already recovered from a torn right Achilles that he injured last March, while he was still playing for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was former teammate of LeBron James in Miami where they won two championships. Chalmers has career averages of 9.0 points and 3.8 assists.
Jordan Farmar, 26, last played for the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists for his career. Farmar also won two championships with Los Angeles Lakers, playing alongside Kobe Bryant.
Lance Stephenson, 26, last played for the New Orleans Pelicans last Nov., where he averaged 9.7 point, 3.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists. The Pelicans waived Stephenson after a groin injury that required surgery. He is now healthy after rehabilitating his groin injury.
Kirk Hinrich, 36, is the oldest in the group. Hinrich played for the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks last season. He has career averages of 10.9 points and 4.8 assists per game.