Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole could find themselves playing alongside LeBron James once again in Cleveland with the Cavaliers looking for ample backup in the backcourt.
Matthew Delladedova is now with the Milwaukee Bucks, which leaves Mo Williams as the only veteran guard on the roster. Chalmers and Cole are proven guards, not to mention a pair who played alongside James during the four-time MVP’s time with the Miami Heat.
Gambling With Chalmers?
Chalmers’s value with the Heat dwindled when the franchise took in Goran Dragic. He eventually transferred to the Memphis Grizzlies and showed he still has the hops. Aside from playmaking, Chalmers is a good three-point shooter, an asset that could help the Cavs next season.
The only problem for Chalmers is that he is coming off an injury. He saw his 2015-16 NBA season end in smoke after sustaining a ruptured Achilles. He was waived and is now among the free agents looking for a new home.
If not, a reunion with James could also make sense. The “King” may need to rub some elbows to make it happen though the Cavs will want to see the real status of Chalmers first. He may not be signed prior to the 2016-17 NBA season but somewhere during the season once he is up and about.
Norris Cole Too?
Aside from adding more court generals, beefing up the defensive guard line could make sense. Norris Cole could be a vital factor for the Cavaliers and is also another cager associated with James. He is not expected to return to the New Orleans Pelicans so he could be an option. But do the Cavs need him?
Aside from being a product of Cleveland State, Cole is a proven winner. His arrival may crowd the guard line though adding him all the more improves the Cleveland bench.