Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer described the loss of Lebron James to that of a nuclear bomb going off in the city.
In the aftermath of his departure now the Cavaliers have been left with a crater of a hole in their roster. In his passionate and controversial statement to Cavaliers fans in the heat of the moment owner Dan Gilbert proclaimed his franchise would win a title before the "self-titled former 'king'". While probably not a realistic expectation, to even be competitive moving forward in this star powered NBA the Cavaliers must make a move to acquire a player who can fill their vacant franchise player role.
Here's five players whom the Cavaliers could aquire via trade to conceivably fill that void and become the next face of the franchise post-Lebron.