Lloyd: Cavs Still One Piece Away
Three years into this massive rebuilding project, the Cavaliers’ overhaul is nearly complete. There’s only one problem: They’ve yet to truly address the one position that forced this roster gutting in the first place.
The Cavs have spent three years looking for a reputable small forward and a viable replacement for LeBron Jmes. Jamario Moon was always considered an interim at the position, but Omri Casspi was a bust and Alonzo Gee has likely maximized his talent and still isn’t a starting-caliber small forward on a contending team.
The small forward position throughout the league has become an explosive, scoring-driven collection of stars.Three of the league’s four top scorers last season (Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and James) were small forwards. Of the eight teams to make the playoffs out of the Eastern Conference, six were led in scoring by a small forward.