Cavaliers' Kay Felder: Will open season as backup point guard
Coach Tyronn Lue confirmed over the weekend that Felder has won the Cavs' backup point guard job, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Lue didn't seem to fully commit to Felder sticking as the top backup all season, indicating that the rookie will handle that role "for now." That said, unless the Cavaliers decide to upgrade at point guard via trade, it's likely that Felder will enjoy some longevity with the second unit, though he's not necessarily a lock to see the floor in every game. Starter Kyrie Irving figures to receive around 35 minutes per contest, and wing players LeBron James and Iman Shumpert are both capable of assuming ball-handling duties for short periods of time when Irving is on the bench resting.