Where Do The Cavs Go After Day One?

Tyler RossContributor IJuly 2, 2009

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Coming into free agency Cavs fans knew that we needed to address a few issues that stopped us from our one goal last season, a championship. Here is what I think we need to make the next step. Hopefully these are realistic and obtainable.

First issue we need to address is a stretch power forward, like CV31....sigh. I knew it was too good to be true. Second issue, an athletic swingman, who can play defense on the perimeter and be an offensive threat. The final issue is another combo guard, solid defensively and offensively.

The PF:

Rasheed Wallace- The Old Wiley, bad tempered vet. As Cavalier fans, we all know him and would all love him to play in Cleveland. However, I’ve got two issues with him. He is older and do we need another band aid? Also, his temper is an issue, he is known for getting T'd up and kicked out.

Channing Frye- He is younger and less experienced, but still a great option. He has a lot of upside, can shoot the ball and can play center as well. The downside is his defense, but he's only 26 and can be helped out on defense.

Also on the list: Hakim Warrick, Antonio McDyess, Leon Powe.

The Swingman:

Trevor Ariza- Ariza is young, has a ring and has a lot of potential. His numbers only got better as the year went on. He averaged nine points and five rebounds during the season. However, how does he fit in to the Cavs? Would he be willing to come off the bench or would Delonte come off the bench and Ariza play the two guard?

Ron Artest- Another older Vet, but I wouldn’t consider him a band-aid. He’s a good three-point shooter and perimeter defender. A couple issues, his past history, the brawl at Auburn Hills, he has since cleaned up his act over the past couple years, but who knows. What position would Ron play? Do we move LBJ to the PF slot and Ron at SF? Can Ron live under the same tent as The King, The Big Shaqalier and the fans growing love for the Mo Flo?

Also on the list: Marvin Williams, Jamario Moon, Linas Kleiza.

The Combo Guard:

Jason Kidd- Olympic teammate of LBJ, walking triple-double, seasoned Vet. But is he another band-aid? Would he come off the bench? And would we pay too much? I just don’t know if the pros outweigh the cons.

Flip Murray- Flip would be on his second stint with the Cavs. Could play both guard positions while possessing quick offensive and defensive skills. However, he does give up a few inches on defense, but can make up for it with his quickness. The Hawks want him back bad though.

Also on the list: Dahanty Jones, Mike Bibby, Ike Diogu, Von Wafer.

I’d like to see the Cavs sign Anderson Varejo as well. Will it happen? Who knows, the Shaq deal could have answered that question already. That’s my wish list, add to it or tear it down, just make sure it’s related to the CAVS.


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