Cleveland Cavaliers Should Trade for a Solid Two, Not a Stretch Four

February 15th, 2010 by Jim Sandy Leave a reply »
As the trade deadline rapidly approaches, the Cavs are faced with a difficult question: to trade or not to trade?  

However, the appropriate question may be, what position should be upgraded for the stretch run? For weeks, the Cavs have been linked to a number of players.  Almost all of these rumors have the Cavs picking up another big, or stretch four, a la Amare Stoudemire, Antwan Jamison, or even Troy Murphy.  

Conspicuously absent from these rumors have been any links between the Cavs and a shooting guard, a position that may just be the weakest link on the team and the one that most needs an upgrade should the Cavs want to win this city's first title since 1964.

Since the end of last season, national pundits have declared the missing piece to the puzzle for the Cavs title is that elusive "stretch four."  However, when one looks at the lack of production from the two spot, how thin the position's depth is, and the uncertainty surrounding Delonte West, an argument can easily be made that the path to the championship lies in upgrading the two.

Much of the uncertainty and many of the problems surrounding the two spot involve the ...

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