Cleveland Cavaliers Interest in Forward Carlos Delfino Makes No Sense

July 31st, 2012 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »
According to a report by the Plain Dealers Terry Pluto, the Cavaliers are interested in former Milwaukee Bucks guard/forward Carlos Delfino.

On the outside, the interest makes sense.

The Cavaliers have a glaring hole at small forward, with only Omri Casspi under contract since Alonzo Gee hasn't signed his qualifying offer of $2.7 million.

Delfino fills their position of need and is a very good three-point shooter, an area where the Cavs struggled mightily last season.

Looking deeper, however, and bringing in Delfino just wouldn't fit what the Cavs are doing.

Under Chris Grant, Cleveland has spent its time stockpiling draft picks and young talent while building for the future.

Delfino is neither young nor particularly talented.

By the start of the NBA season, the Argentinian will be 30-years-old. In seven years with the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and Bucks, Delfino has averaged a mere 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. His player efficiency rating last season was 11.72, more than three points below the league average.

His three-point shooting would be nice, but ultimately what would it d ...

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