According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in adding a seasoned veteran to the roster who could bring wisdom and incredible experience to the locker room. Also, he could play solid minutes off the bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose bench was weak last season. The Cavaliers had the worst scoring bench in the NBA in 2014, scoring just 23.8 points per game. The next closest was the Orlando Magic with 26.5.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing veteran small forward Tayshaun Prince. The Cleveland Cavaliers have had interest in Prince throughout this year’s free agency period. In fact, the Cavaliers reached out to Tayshaun soon after free agency began, but no deal came close to agreement.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been active this offseason, as they resign most of their roster, which includes Iman Shumpert, Kevin Love, LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova, and James Jones. The Cleveland Cavaliers also are looking to bring back Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith.
Greg Swartz, of Bleacher Report, says that the Cleveland Cavaliers will need to manage LeBron James’s minutes better this season. Tayshaun Prince could help take some of the load off LeBron’s shoulders. Prince is a solid defender and continues to score in this league at 35 years old. Last season, Prince scored 7.5 points in just 24 minutes per game with the Memphis Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons, and Boston Celtics.
Tayshaun Prince fits into the mold of the usual Cavalier bench player; he is physical and is a great shooter from long range. In fact, last season Tayshaun shot 45 percent from beyond the arc. Also, Prince has played most of his career with contending teams so he would have experience coming down the stretch next season.
Earlier this month, the Cleveland Cavaliers signed a veteran small forward in Richard Jefferson. But it is doubtful that he is enough insurance for Cleveland at the small forward position.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Cleveland Cavaliers plan to add a few more pieces, and Tayshaun Prince could be one of those for a minimal price. Other players the Cleveland Cavaliers have been rumored to be interested in are Landry Fields, Dorell Wright, Rasual Butler, Shawne Williams, Hedo Turkoglu, Michael Beasley, and Jordan Hamilton.
Do you think the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a transaction in order to acquire Tayshaun Prince? If not, what other moves do you see the Cavaliers making before the NBA season begins in October?
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