Two years ago LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers completed the greatest comeback in NBA history. They beat the 73-9 Warriors who had a two-time MVP (once unanimous) Steph Curry. The craziest part of this? The Cavaliers were down 3-1. In the beginning of the summer the Cavaliers were fresh off of their championship glow, but everything changed on July 4th, 2016. The 2013-14 MVP Kevin Durant joined the 73-9 Warriors. No drastic changes occurred in Cleveland as they kept their roster together. In 2017, the Cavaliers went 12-1 in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Cavaliers fans everywhere had hope that their hometown kid LeBron could lead the Cavs to back-to-back titles over Golden State, despite the addition of Kevin Durant. Cleveland would get throttled in this series and went on to lose 4-1 largely due to Kevin Durant. Durant would take home finals MVP and get his first ring. This summer, Cleveland seems to be falling apart. Cavaliers GM David Griffin was fired by owner Dan Gilbert. The Cavaliers failed to put together a package to Indiana and Chicago that would land them Paul George or Jimmy Butler. LeBron is rumored to want to join the Lakers next season, and Kyrie Irving has requested a trade. The Cavaliers desperately need help, and here are 3 players that could make an impact.
1: Jae Crowder
Crowder is quietly one of the best role players you could ask for. Crowder averaged 14 point per game last year and 6 rebounds. What makes Crowder special is his 40 percent 3 point shooting percentage. Crowder is a great culture setter, defender and shooter. While Jae Crowder was defending players last season they only shot 42% from the field, which is a below average clip. Crowder and James would give a very versatile defensive forward duo.
2: Danny Green
Danny Green has been an important part of the San Antonio Spurs for years. On offense Green does not demand the ball for long periods of time, but he can make the catch and shoot three. Green is known as a great effort defender.
3: Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross is an electrifying dunker and complementary scorer. He has the speed to run up the court on fast breaks and finish. Ross isn’t afraid of taking shots in big games, and tends to be at his brightest when it matters most.