What are the chances the Cavs sign Ellington and Speights? @EricReimer
What are the chances we keep Livingston, Speights and Ellington next season? @ehci
All three of them? Not very likely. The most likely of the three to return is Wayne Ellington, since the Cavs control his rights. Shaun Livingston has resurrected his career this season and has indicated he’ll take the highest paycheck. That won’t be from the Cavs. Mo Speights is still expected to opt out and leave via free agency.
Say the Lakers make the playoffs and the Cavs get the 15th pick. Would someone like Trey Burke make sense with Irving’s injuries? @JoeBecerraa
The Cavs will eventually have to address the backup point guard situation, but not with a mid-round pick in the first round. There are too many other glaring holes on this team to chase a luxury.
Dion Waiters is fine handling the backup duties for now, but at some point soon the Cavs want Waiters and Kyrie Irving on the floor at the same time for long stretches. I’d expect them to fill the backup point guard with an established veteran, much like Livingston this season.
Better percentage of happening, if it all: Cavs trade for Granger, trade for Gortat or use picks and get more rooks? @440shane
If the options are Danny Granger or Marcin Gortat, the Cavs will opt for rookies in the draft. Granger makes too much money and that knee is a real concern. Gortat is a nice rotational big man, but hardly worth giving up a high draft pick to obtain. Under most scenarios, I’d suspect the Cavs will use two picks in the first round on rookies, not in a trade.