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article imageNBA Rumors: Chris Kaman the answer for Cavs' issues at center?

By Larry Seely     Jul 30, 2016 in Sports
Cleveland - It was a banner year for the Cleveland Cavaliers after defeating Golden State to win the NBA Championship, but player movement has the front office scrambling to add depth, especially in the paint, in order to win another title.
With the current roster, the Cav's center position is among the smallest in the league and while the team needs someone to help on the boards, it doesn't need a big name, just someone who can provide 10+ minutes per game, enough to keep opposing offenses off balance and give LeBron James a bit of help.
There are a few names on the rumor mill, most linked with other teams, but the latest from Fan Sided has veteran Chris Kaman as a likely choice, not only for his size, but also his experience and leadership skills.
The 34-year-old played a few games last season in Portland, averaging 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in very limited action, but the year before with the Blazers, the seven-footer averaged 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds, the type of numbers that would help Cleveland against the bigger squads in the league.
As the sixth overall pick back in 2003, the former Central Michigan star has played for five different NBA teams and made the All Star team in 2010. It was recently reported that the veteran big man is possibly looking to play another year in the league and Cleveland would be a great last stop, not only for one last contract, but also a shot at winning a title.
The Cavaliers roster could look much different in the 2016-17 season, but with James on board, winning is the only option. Adding Kaman would give the squad some much-needed depth and an insurance policy if one of the starters goes down with an injury, making this a win-win situation for both parties.
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