Report: Cavs to hold free agent workout

Former Grizzlies and Heat guard Mario Chalmers may be nearing a return to the NBA.

The defending NBA champion Cavaliers will hold a free agent workout Wednesday in their quest to find another playmaker, according to a report from ESPN.

Veteran point guards Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, and swingman Lance Stephenson are all expected to audition, ESPN reported.

The Cavaliers also have an interest in free agent forward Josh Smith and perhaps big man J.J. Hickson, league sources informed Amico Hoops. Smith and Hickson are currently playing in China. but are free to leave for the NBA anytime.

“There are a few other free agent prospects that are expected to attend the session as well, sources say,” ESPN wrote. “Depending on how well the participants perform, sources with knowledge of the Cavaliers’ thinking believe one of them could be signed prior to the All-Star break.”

Several reports have surfaced that the Cavs may have an interest in free agent center Larry Sanders, but a league source brushed that off as “a baseless rumor.”

Chalmers, 30, played with Cavs star LeBron James in Miami when the Heat made four straight runs to the NBA Finals. Chalmers last played for Memphis, which waived him after he tore his Achilles tendon in March. He is said to be close to game-ready.

Stephenson, 26, was a James nemesis when Stephenson played for Indiana. He most recently spent time with New Orleans before being derailed by a groin injury.

Hinrich, 36, played for Chicago and Atlanta last year. He was known as a strong playmaker and staunch defender of Kyrie Irving in his prime.

2 Comments on "Report: Cavs to hold free agent workout"

  1. IMO Cavs need 25-30 yr that Doesn’t have a ring who’ll play hard on both sides Every game on limited min.
    Score with Bron& or Kyrie off court
    Hungry to do whatever team needs to prove can fit
    Lance Stephenson can be Great in this role under T lue.

    • I agree with all of that! I was a little leery of the idea of Stephenson, but I’ve warmed up to it.

Comments are closed.