Cleveland Cavaliers free agency, trade rumors 2016: Point guard dilemma resolved?

As the 2016-17 National Basketball Association (NBA) season approaches, it seems the Cleveland Cavaliers no longer need to add another playmaker and they will just settle with who they currently have. 

(Reuters/Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) passing through a screen.

The Cavaliers were expected to sign one more point guard ahead of the season after reports of Mo Williams' future retirement circulated. A number of names were linked to them and recently, it was rumored that they are close to inking Mario Chalmers. 

However, the ongoing preseason may have showed that it is all good at the position for the Cavs.   

At point guard, the Cavaliers will be led by franchise star Kyrie Irving. Likely backing him up is rookie Kay Felder. The reigning champions may only have two legitimate playmakers as of the moment, but there are other guys who can take on the ball handling duties as well. 

In a report by ClutchPoints, the names of LeBron James and Jordan McRae were mentioned. 


James, the face of the franchise, is arguably the best all-around player in the NBA so he could facilitate the offense when he must.

Meanwhile, McRae is a shooting guard, although at 6-foot-5, he may also man the duties at no. 1 at times. 

Because of this, it is unsurprising whatever moves the Cavaliers do next regarding their roster. They can go to the season with only Irving and Felder at point guard or they might acquire one more soon. 

Right now, the Cavs are set to defend their title and may not be that concerned with future signings, especially after they agreed to a deal with J.R. Smith. 

The Cavaliers had a terrible preseason going 2-4, losing their last four outings. However, this is nothing compared to the true test they are going to face. Their title defense begins on Oct. 25 with a home game versus the New York Knicks. 

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