Cavaliers President of Basketball Operations Koby Altman made his big splash before the NBA trade deadline acquiring Caris Levert from the Indiana Pacers for Ricky Rubio and three draft picks. Now it appears he may not be satisfied with only adding Levert.
Sources say that Altman may be looking to make one or two more smaller scale moves to upgrade the bench depth. The backup point guard spot behind Darius Garland has been a weak spot since Rubio went down with the torn ACL back in late December. Altman traded for Rajon Rondo on January 3rd but he has been ineffective for the most part outside of a few games here and there. Undrafted Brandon Goodwin has flashed some potential but has been a bit inconsistent and not someone you want to rely on come playoff time.
There was some interest in the Celtics Dennis Schroeder but that seems to have waned. The Cavs could look to bring in another facilitating point guard to upgrade over Rondo and Goodwin. They could also look to add another big man off the bench. While the starting lineup boasts two of the league's top shot blockers in Evan Mobley and Jarret Allen, they do not have a shot blocking threat to bring off the bench spell either of those two.
If Altman cannot fill one or both of those holes before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, it's possible they could fill one or both via the buyout market which will take shape after the deadline. Cleveland figures to be a prime spot for bought out veterans looking to hook on with a contender for the rest of the season.
The Cavaliers are back in win now mode for the first time since you know who went West. Let's see what other magic tricks Koby Altman has up his sleeve!
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