The Cleveland Cavaliers need all the help they can get to boost their frontline rotation. Yes, they have Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love manning the paint with Channing Frye and Chris Andersen as backups. But is their depth at the 4 and 5 spot enough to successfully defend the title?
Based on the consensus opinion from fans and analysts, the Cavaliers need to acquire a true center to improve their chances of winning the title again next season. They are linked to trades for DeMarcus Cousins and Nerlens Noel. But what if they do not have enough assets to acquire Cousins or Noel?
According to FanSided’s King James Gospel, the Cavaliers should just settle for the remaining free agents on the market. Their choices are not too good at this point, but free agents like Andray Blatche or Kevin Seraphin could help.
Andray Blatche to Cleveland Cavaliers?
Blatche has not played in the NBA over the last two seasons. He went overseas and spent time playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, where he became one of the top players.
According to RealGM, Blatche tallied 31.1 points and 11.2 rebounds on top of 2.8 steals during his first year in the CBA for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers. And in his second season, the former Brooklyn Nets center tallied 23.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, playing alongside 2016 NBA second-round pick Zhou Qi.
Signing Blatche will give the Cavaliers a versatile option up front, as he has also proven that he can knock down shots from the perimeter. Not to mention, he could be the tallest Cavalier at 6-foot-11.
Kevin Seraphin to Cleveland Cavaliers?
But if Blatche is not available, the Cavaliers could shift their focus to Seraphin. According to King James Gospel, Seraphin, who averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds for the New York Knicks last season, will be a good fit to the Cavaliers.
“As a player that has excelled in coming off the bench, he would give the Cavs a solid option,” King James Gospel noted. “After a somewhat disappointing year with the New York Knicks, Seraphin could be due for a low-risk, high-reward situation.”