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Roster Report

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The Cavs have needs, but don't expect the front office to address them in free agency. Unless they waive guard Baron Davis, they don't have a lot of cap space. Expect them to make very few moves in free agency.

Their biggest move could be to re-sign veteran G Anthony Parker, who served as the Cavs' player rep this summer. Parker, 36, started last season at shooting guard. He can defend, handle the ball and hit the outside jumper. But there's nothing flashy about his game.

They also could use a legitimate center on the roster, but don't expect them to spend the money needed to get him. For now, Anderson Varejao will remain the starting center. He adds another dimension to the Cavs' defense.

They also need to add quality depth to the team.


--Baron Davis

--Kyrie Irving

--Daniel "Boobie" Gibson

--Manny Harris

--Ramon Sessions

Analysis: Youth will be served with this group. Davis is 32 and is the leader of the guards. The Cavs are expected to start Davis and Irving in the same backcourt, which should be potent.


--Omri Casspi

--Antawn Jamison

--Samardo Samuels

--Alonzo Gee

--Christian Eyenga

--Tristan Thompson

--Luke Harangody

--Joey Graham

Analysis: Casspi and Jamison should begin the year as the starters. What the Cavs don't have is a power forward who will do the dirty work, defend and pound the boards. Thompson will eventually take over as the starter at power forward.


--Anderson Varejao

--Ryan Hollins

--Semih Erden

Analysis: Varejao is a demon on the defensive end. He hounds people inside and causes a lot of problems. He's not a big shot blocker, but he understands spacing and positioning. Hollins played well when forced into the starting lineup last year.

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